US to provide Ukraine with additional $300m worth of lethal supplies: Pentagon
The US will work with its allies to transfer Soviet-made tanks to Ukraine in order to boost its firepower against Russian forces in Donbass, according to media reports.
The United States will provide Ukraine with $300 million in additional military supplies, according to the Department of Defense [DoD].
Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said that "through USAI [Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative], DoD will provide up to $300 million in security assistance to bolster Ukraine’s capacity to defend itself. This decision underscores the United States’ unwavering commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in support of its heroic efforts to repel Russia’s war of choice."
Our commitment to helping Ukraine defend itself continues. This brings to $2.3 billion this administration has provided Ukraine. https://t.co/A5Shj78Tk0— John Kirby (@PentagonPresSec) April 2, 2022
In the same context, media reports said that the US will work with its allies to transfer Soviet-made tanks to Ukraine in order to boost its firepower against Russian forces in Donbass.
According to The New York Times, which cited an unnamed official, the US will act as a mediator in this process in response to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's request.
The transfer will begin soon, according to the official, who did not provide any timeframes.
It is worth mentioning that thousands of the simple-to-use Javelins and Stingers have been delivered to Ukraine by the US military.
The US has already sent $1 billion of military supplies to Ukraine, and has been the main contributor of lethal arms to Ukraine, arming the country as early as December, in addition to its involvement in the creation of bio-laboratories in Ukraine.
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According to a declassified accounting of transfers and sales examined by The Washington Post, the United States significantly increased its supply of lethal military aid to Ukraine as the potential of an escalation with Russia drew closer.
Russia had launched a special military operation in Ukraine to counter NATO's eastward expansion, put a stop to the Ukrainian shelling of Donbass, and the killing of the people of the Donetsk People's Republic and Lugansk People's Republic; Moscow also seeks the "denazification" and demilitarization of Ukraine as security guarantees.