Following Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s impassionate plea at the US Congress yesterday, President Biden had approved an additional $800 million security assistance package to Ukraine, bringing the total amount of military aid the US has sent to Zelensky to $2 billion. In a new revelation, top Republican and Texas Representative Mike McCaul revealed that the US was sending 100 Switchblade drones to Ukraine as part of said $800 million military aid package.
“America is leading this effort, together with our allies and partners, providing enormous levels of security and humanitarian assistance that we’re adding to today, and we’re going to do more in the days and weeks ahead,” the US President said. He was also very straight forward with the situation, telling Americans that “this could be a long and difficult battle,” and further stated that “the American people will be steadfast in our support of the people of Ukraine in the face of Putin’s immoral, unethical attacks on civilian populations.”
The new assistance package includes 800 Stinger anti-aircraft systems, 2,000 Javelins, 1,000 light anti-armor weapons, 6,000 AT-4 anti-armor systems, 100 Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems, 100 grenade launchers, 5,000 rifles, 1,000 pistols, 400 machine guns, 400 shotguns, 20 million rounds of small arms ammunition and grenade launcher and mortar rounds, 25,000 sets of body armor, and lastly 25,000 helmets.