US additional $100M aid to Ukraine includes Javelin Systems: Pentagon
According to Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, the additional $100 million in security assistance to Ukraine includes Javelin anti-tank systems.
According to Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, an additional $100 million in US aid to Ukraine will include anti-tank Javelin systems.
"Today, the Biden Administration authorized an additional Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to an additional $100 million to meet an urgent Ukrainian need for additional Javelin anti-armor systems, which the United States has been providing to Ukraine and they have been using so effectively to defend their country. This is the sixth drawdown of equipment from Department of Defense inventories for Ukraine since August 2021," Kirby disclosed.
"Combined with $300 million in military assistance announced by the Department April 1, this brings the total U.S. security assistance commitment to Ukraine to more than $2.4 billion since the beginning of the Biden Administration," he added.
Two days ago, the Pentagon announced that the US is giving out a package of arms worth some $300 million to Ukraine, detailing that the package would include military equipment ranging from laser-guided rocket systems to armored Humvees and drones.
The spokesman added that the US will continue to cooperate with its allies regarding Ukraine.
Last month, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova stated that Russia is "once again urging EU and NATO countries to stop the senseless 'pumping' of the inviable Kiev regime with cutting edge weapons systems in order to avoid risks for international civilian aviation and other transport communications."
The US has long been scrambling to deliver arms to Ukraine in light of regional tensions, and in February, Washington permitted sending $350 million worth of military aid to Ukraine, which is the largest arms package in US history.
In parallel, the European Union has agreed to send $500 million worth of aid to Kiev, and Ukraine nonetheless still urges the West to boost its military capabilities.
Despite the constant aid from the West, the Ukrainian army is still suffering major defeats at the hands of the Russian armed forces.