US aid package for Ukraine includes air defences

US aid package for Ukraine includes air defences

US aid package for Ukraine includes air defences

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on arming Ukraine, after touring a Lockheed Martin weapons factory in Troy, Alabama, May 3, 2022.

Advertisement
  • $800m military aid package includes air defence systems for Ukraine.
  •  US will also provide anti-artillery radars and ammunition for its Himar high-mobility artillery rocket weapons.
  •  Joe Biden committed to back Ukraine for “as long as it takes” to defend itself against Russia.
Advertisement

As part of a new $800mn military aid package agreed by president Joe Biden, the United States will transfer two advanced air defence systems built by the United States and Norway to Ukraine in an effort to halt Russia’s gradual and grinding advances in the eastern Donbas.

 Read More: Disney board renews CEO Bob Chapek’s term for an additional three years

A senior US defence official stated on Friday that the two systems will be shipped to Ukraine within “weeks or months” and would assist the country in transitioning from Soviet-era air defence systems to “modern technology” employed by NATO.

“The Ukrainians are doing an excellent job utilising their current air defence equipment. “However, we are all aware that a Soviet-style system is Russian-made, and therefore it will become increasingly difficult to obtain spare components,” the official stated.

Read More: Leon Black defeats a lawsuit accusing a former rival of Apollo of conspiring

The United States will also provide Ukraine with anti-artillery radars and additional ammunition for its Himar high-mobility artillery rocket weapons.

Advertisement

Following a summit of NATO leaders in Spain this week, Biden committed to back Ukraine for “as long as it takes” to defend itself against Russia. In the Donbas region, the US defence official described a “grinding battle of attrition” in which Russia paid a high price for tiny territorial gains.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Read More News On

Catch all the Business News, Breaking News Event and Latest News Updates on The BOL News


Download The BOL News App to get the Daily News Update & Follow us on Google News.


End of Article

Next Story