President Biden has announced Wednesday that the US will be giving another $1 billion in military aid for Ukraine following reports that show the country’s struggles to find an advantage over Russian artillery.
“I informed President Zelenskyy that the United States is providing another $1 billion in security assistance for Ukraine,” Biden said. The $1 billion would include additional artillery, coastal defense weapons, and ammunition. The US will also send advanced rocket systems to improve information flow for the Ukrainian military.
The President will also push for an addition of $225 million specifically for humanitarian assistance in Ukraine as the situation becomes even more extreme, with various areas of Ukraine having no access to clean drinking water, food, medical supplies, and shelter. This also includes cash for Ukrainian families to purchase their essential items. Since the Russian invasion started, around $914 million has now been sent to Ukraine as humanitarian assistance.
“We also remain committed to supporting the Ukrainian people whose lives have been ripped apart by this war,” he said. “The bravery, resilience, and determination of the Ukrainian people continues to inspire the world. And the United States, together with our allies and partners, will not waver in our commitment to the Ukrainian people as they fight for their freedom.”