The US authorities are preparing to send to Ukraine a new military aid package, which will include four new HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS), patrol boats and tens of thousands of shells for artillery systems. This was announced on Thursday, June 23, by John Kirby, coordinator for strategic communications at the US National Security Council.
The American official clarified that the total cost of weapons and military equipment provided to Kyiv under the new package will be $450 million. reports TASS.
The United States has provided $6.1 billion in military assistance to Ukraine since February 2022, and $6.8 billion since the start of the current White House administration, Kirby said.
On June 15, the White House said that since February 2022, when Russia’s special operation to demilitarize Ukraine began, the United States has allocated military assistance to Ukraine totaling $5.6 billion, and since the incumbent President of the United States took office, this amount has amounted to $6. 3 billion Washington promised continue to support Kyiv by supplying weapons.
The Kremlin stressed that The United States only prolongs the troubles of Ukraine, supplying the Ukrainian authorities with weapons and arming the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Thus, Washington is only “prolonging this bad period for Ukraine, for the people of Ukraine.”