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Reuters: The US is preparing another package of military aid for Ukraine

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The US authorities are working on another package of military aid for Ukraine. The Reuters Agency, citing sources in the White House, said that the aid would include missiles for HIMARS high-mobility missile artillery systems and NASAMS short- and medium-range air defense systems, as well as 50 armored medical vehicles.

Administration of the US President Joe Biden is preparing another package of military aid for Ukraine worth a billion dollars, the Reuters agency reported on Friday. The package is expected to be announced on Monday and will add to the current – $ 8.8 billion – aid that Washington has given to Ukraine in the wake of the Russia February 24 invasion.

Officials cited by Reuters point out that the package has not yet been signed by President Biden and may change its value and content until it is signed.

Reuters: The US will provide missiles for HIMARS and NASAMS systems

However, if signed in its current form, the agency’s sources note, it will contain missiles for HIMARS high-mobility missile artillery systems and NASAMS short- and medium-range air defense systems, as well as 50 armored medical vehicles.

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The US is to provide Ukraine with HIMARS missilesUS Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Sarah Pysher

The new package will be funded through the Presidential Drawdown Authority (PDA) mechanism, which allows the president to transfer surplus weapons without Congressional approval in response to an emergency.

United States have delivered 16 HIMARS systems to Ukraine so far, and on July 2 committed to send two NASAMS systems.

Main photo source: US Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Sarah Pysher



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