US Gives Ukraine New $275 Million Weapons Package

The weapons include HIMARS ammunition, artillery shells, anti-tank weapons, and more

On Friday, the Biden administration announced a new $275 million weapons package for Ukraine that includes ammunition for the HIMARS rockets systems, artillery shells, anti-tank weapons, and other types of military equipment.

The weapons are being provided under the Presidential Drawdown Authority, which allows President Biden to ship equipment straight from US military stockpiles to Ukraine.

Since President Biden signed a bill into law last month that included $61 billion for the proxy war in Ukraine, his administration has used over $9 billion to send more weapons to Ukraine. The most significant package was worth $6 billion using the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI), which allows the US to purchase weapons for Ukraine.

The latest weapons package comes as Russia is making gains across the front, including in its new offensive in Kharkiv. The new US aid is only expected to prolong the conflict and not help Ukraine achieve victory, as Russia has a significant advantage in manpower and weapons production and is using electronic warfare to make many US weapons ineffective.

According to the Pentagon, the $275 million weapons package includes:

  • Ammunition for HIMARS
  • 155mm and 105mm artillery rounds
  • 60mm mortar rounds
  • Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wire-Guided (TOW) missiles
  • Javelin and AT-4 anti-armor systems
  • Precision aerial munitions
  • Small arms and additional rounds of small arms ammunition and grenades
  • Demolitions munitions
  • Anti-armor mines
  • Tactical vehicles to recover equipment
  • Helmets, body armor, and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear protective equipment
  • Spare parts, maintenance, and other ancillary equipment

The Pentagon also released a fact sheet that said it had committed more than $51 billion in weapons for Ukraine since Russia launched its invasion in February 2022.

Author: Dave DeCamp

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