WASHINGTON — The United States will send Ukraine an additional $400 million in military aid from U.S. stockpiles as Russia’s war on the country enters its ninth month, the Pentagon announced Wednesday.
The new package will include 150 heavy machine guns with special thermal-imaging sights to take out attack drones that Russia has purchased from Iran and deployed against civilian infrastructure in recent months.
The equipment will come from the Ministry of Defense’s weapons stockpile and will also include additional ammunition for the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems and High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems; 200 precision-guided 155 mm artillery shells; 10,000 120mm mortar rounds and over 20 million rounds of small arms.
It will also include an undisclosed number of high-speed anti-radiation missiles; 150 Humvees; more than 100 light tactical vehicles and spare parts for 105 mm howitzers already in Ukraine.
As Ukraine enters its brutal winter, Russia is deliberately targeting Ukrainian energy infrastructure, senior US defense officials have said. To help during power outages, Wednesday’s package also includes 200 generators.
The latest military aid package is the 26th approved by President Biden since the summer of 2021. The latest package, also valued at $400 million, was announced Nov. 10.
New York Post