This aid, much less than the previous ones, plans to deliver ammunition and radars. But the American president warns that the funds intended to support Kyiv against Russia are almost exhausted.
The United States is determined to support Ukraine, week after week. Joe Biden thus announced on Friday, May 6 new military aid intended for Kyiv to fight the Russian invasion, including artillery ammunition and radar, but warned that the funds allocated to weapons for Kyiv were now “virtually exhausted”.
A US official said the aid amounted to $150 million, well below previous US arms shipments. It includes 25,000 155mm shells, counter-battery radars to spot Russian artillery fire, and communications jamming devices, he added.
“Congress must quickly release the envelope required to strengthen Ukraine on the battlefield and at the negotiating table,” said the President of the United States in a statement about the colossal budget extension of 33 billion dollars. dollars requested from the US Parliament.
3.5 billion dollars in two months
“For Ukraine to succeed in this next phase of the war, its international partners, including the United States, must continue to show their unity and resolve to keep arms and ammunition flowing into Ukraine. uninterrupted,” he insisted.
Since the start of the Russian invasion on February 24, Joe Biden’s government has provided some $3.5 billion in military aid to Kyiv. The previous tranche announced was 800 million.
“The United States is providing a historic amount of security assistance to Ukraine at a sustained pace”, underlined the Democratic president, considering that the American support and other allied countries had been “critical” for the Ukrainian victory in “ the Battle of Kyiv”.
Joe Biden is to participate in a virtual meeting of the leaders of the great powers of the G7 on Sunday with also Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, on the occasion of May 8, the day marking the end of the Second World War in Europe.