US to send USD 820 million additional military assistance to Ukraine

US to send USD 820 million additional military assistance to Ukraine

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  • July 2, 2022
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US to send USD 820 million additional military assistance to Ukraine

The United States on Friday announced that it will provide Ukraine with USD 820 million in new military aid as Russia’s invasion of the country stretches into its fifth month.
As per an official statement by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Department of Defense inventories will give Up to USD 50 million worth of drawdown equipment to Ukraine for its self-defence.
The statement further stated that another USD 770 million will be given in Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative funds, which will bring the total assistance to Ukraine to more than ISD 6.92 billion since Russia started its military operation in Ukraine.
It is the 14th package of military weapons and equipment transferred to Ukraine from Defense Department stocks since August 2021, according to The Washington Post.
Earlier on Thursday, the armed forces of Russia finally departed from Snake Island after almost four months.
Snake Island, a tiny piece of land about 25 miles off Ukraine’s southeastern coast, sits on a major shipping lane and is an important access point to the key port of Odesa.
As per the report by The Washington Post, “the Ukrainian artillery, rockets and airstrikes this month pushed the Russians out of the Snake Island,” wrote Commander in chief of the Ukrainian armed forces, Valery Zaluzhny in a Facebook post.
He also shared a video of missiles hitting the island and claimed a week earlier it had taken out Russian anti-aircraft systems there. However, Russia denied its systems had been destroyed.
“Russian forces tried unsuccessfully to stymie the assault with nighttime fighter jet attacks on the coast of the Odesa region,” the Ukrainian military’s southern command said on Facebook.

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