August 1, 2022
US President Joe Biden on Monday greenlighted a new military assistance package for Ukraine, valued at up to USD 550 million and including additional ammunition for advanced rocket systems.
The move was announced by White House national security spokesman John Kirby.
Kirby said that, since taking office, Biden has authorised “over USD 8 billion in military assistance for Ukraine, over the course of 17 packages.”
Ammunition for 155mm artillery & HIMARS
The latest, 17th package includes….75,000 rounds of 155 mm artillery ammunition and additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), the Pentagon said in a statement.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, national security adviser Jake Sullivan and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley notified their Ukrainian counterparts of the latest assistance package in a call earlier on Monday, Kirby announced.
Last Friday, Ukraine confirmed receipt of four more HIMARS, bringing the total of these advanced rocket systems at Kyiv’s disposal to 16….