May 21, 2022

New batch of US howitzers sent to Ukraine – Pentagon

As part of a new $100 million U.S. military aid package, towed howitzers, howitzer tractors and counter-battery radars have been sent to Ukraine, the Pentagon said.

The U.S. Department of Defense has published photos of the loading of 155-mm M777 howitzers into the C-17 Globemaster III heavy military transport aircraft, which is capable of carrying more than 75 tonnes of cargo.

As part of an additional $100 million, howitzers, tactical vehicles and radars (counter-battery warfare) were sent to Ukraine, according to the statement.

The day before, Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby said that as part of a new aid package, the United States will immediately begin the transfer of 18 towed 155-millimeter howitzers and 18 tractors for them, as well as three AN/TPQ-36 counter-battery radars.

According to statements, weapons are being delivered to the airfield in the Polish city of Rzeszów, located 90 kilometers from the border with Ukraine.

The new package is part of a $40 billion additional aid bill for Ukraine approved by the U.S. Senate, announced Thursday by U.S. President Joe Biden.


Ukrainian News Agency
May 20, 2022

New U.S. Military Aid Package Will Include Patriot Air Defense Systems And Long-Range Artillery – Media

As part of a new package of financial and military assistance, Ukraine will receive from the United States long-range artillery systems and Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems, which the Ukrainian authorities asked so much to close the sky from Russian aviation and missiles.

It is reported by the American edition of The Washington Post.

On Thursday, May 19, the U.S. Senate finally voted to provide Ukraine with more than USD 40 billion in aid, of which about USD 20 billion will go to military assistance to the country.

It is reported that the bill adopted by the U.S. senators will finance the transfer of advanced weapons systems to Ukraine. It concerns Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems and long-range artillery systems.


It is worth noting that the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andrii Yermak published a photo of a Patriot air defense system on his Telegram channel with one single word: “Waiting.”

This may indicate that Ukraine may actually receive these complexes from the United States to protect its sky from Russian aviation and missiles.

We will remind, earlier today Reuters, citing its own sources, reported that the United States may transfer anti-ship missiles to the Ukrainian military, which will help lift the blockade of seaports.