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US announces $400 million in new security assistance to Ukraine

24.11.2022 11:30
The United States has announced a new USD 400 million arms package for Ukraine's defence against Russia, officials have said.
The NASAMS surface-to-air missile launcher.
The NASAMS surface-to-air missile launcher.Photo: Wikimedia Commons

According to a statement by White House National Security Council spokeswoman Adrienne Watson, the new security assistance package includes additional munitions for the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) and heavy machine guns.

Washington is also "in constant touch with Ukraine on its energy infrastructure needs" and is "working with allies and partners to support Ukraine," Watson said on Wednesday.

The United States has provided Ukraine with USD 1.5 billion in humanitarian assistance since February, she added, "with more than $250 million for winterization efforts to distribute heating fuel, generators, shelter repair materials, and blankets."

Russia "continues to underestimate the strength and resolve of the Ukrainian people and its attempt to demoralize them will fail yet again," Watson also said in her statement.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday urged the United Nations Security Council to act against Russia over air strikes on civilian infrastructure that have led to massive power cuts and deprived residents of heat and water in cities across Ukraine.

Thursday is day 274 of Russia's war in Ukraine.


Source: PAPwhitehouse.gov