As the Pentagon announced in a statement, the new package, which is the 51st tranche of weapons from US warehouses for Ukraine, includes, among others: Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, an additional HIMARS launcher with ammunition, ammunition for 105 and 155 mm howitzers, TOW, Javelin and AT-4 anti-tank missiles and sets, as well as winter equipment.
“The support for Ukraine announced today will help meet Ukraine’s immediate needs on the battlefield (…) But it is critical that Congress takes action to support Ukraine by adopting the president’s request for additional funds,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken wrote in a statement.
He referred to over USD 61 billion for aid to Ukraine, which the White House asked Congress for. The fate of the spending package, which is intended to enable continued support for Kiev for another year, is uncertain. According to the administration, delays in this matter are already forcing Washington to reduce the aid it provides.-
“As President Biden has said, when aggressors do not pay the price for aggression, they cause more chaos, death and destruction. They keep going, and the costs and threats to America continue to rise,” Blinken said.