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Pentagon unveils new aid package for Ukraine

It includes, among other things, ammunition of various types.

Pentagon unveils new aid package for Ukraine
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The US Department of Defence has announced a new package of aid to Ukraine worth $225 million. This is the 59th package since August 2021. 

The package will provide Ukraine with additional capabilities to meet urgent needs on the battlefield, including air defence systems, artillery systems and ammunition, armoured vehicles and anti-tank weapons. It will be provided under the President's PDA programme. 

It includes: 

  • missiles for HAWK air defence systems
  • Stinger anti-aircraft missiles
  • ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS)
  • 155-mm howitzers
  • artillery shells of 155 mm and 105 mm calibre
  • 81-mm mortar systems
  • M113 armoured personnel carriers
  • trailers for transporting heavy equipment
  • coastal and river patrol boats
  • tube missiles with optical tracking and wire guidance
  • Javelin and AT-4 anti-tank systems
  • ammunition for small arms and grenades
  • explosive ammunition
  • night vision devices
  • spare parts, maintenance and other support equipment.

This aid package was announced today during talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy by US President Joe Biden. Earlier, Western media reported that the package could include HIMARS ammunition with a range long enough to reach military targets on Russian territory. 

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