Pursuant to orders issued by US President Joe Biden on November 23 published on the White House website.
“Subject to the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including Section 621 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, I hereby delegate to the Secretary of State the authority to… to lead the withdrawal of up to $400 million for Defense Department defense items and services, military education and training to assist Ukraine and make necessary decisions,” the document says.
How informs The United States Department of Defense, this is the 26th military aid package provided by the Biden administration to address Ukraine’s critical security and defense needs, beginning in August 2021.
This new security support package includes:
additional ammunition for NASAMS air defense systems;
additional ammunition for highly mobile missile and artillery systems HIMARS;
150 heavy machine guns with thermal imaging sights to combat drones;
200 high-precision artillery shells 155 mm;
10,000 mortar rounds 120 mm;
HARM fast anti-radiation missiles;
150 HMMWV SUVs;
over 100 light tactical vehicles;
more than 20,000,000 small arms;
more than 200 generators;
spare parts for 105mm howitzers and other equipment.
“Given Russia’s relentless and vicious missile and drone attacks against Ukraine’s critical energy infrastructure, additional air defense capabilities remain an urgent priority. Additional NASAMS ammunition and heavy machine guns will help Ukraine meet these urgent threats,” the Pentagon said.
In total, the United States has pledged more than $19.7 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the start of the Joe Biden administration, the Defense Department said. Since 2014, the US has provided more than $21.8 billion in security assistance to Ukraine and more than $19 billion since the unprovoked and brutal invasion of Russia on February 24.
As reported, on November 10, US President Joe Biden signed an order to allocate the 25th military aid package to Ukraine in the amount of $400 million. In particular, it includes Avenger air defense systems and Stinger missiles for them, missiles for Hawk air defense systems and artillery shells.
On February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in occupied Donbas. Russia launched missile attacks on the territory of Ukraine and launched a direct large-scale four-way invasion. The armed forces of Ukraine repel the enemy, the blitzkrieg plan – to capture Kiev in two or three days – failed, the Russian army retreated from the capital. The Russian military is committing thousands of war crimes and crimes against humanity across Ukraine.