Ukraine has been given the green light to receive another package of military aid from the United States, worth $100 million. This comes as Russia continues to pose a threat to the country’s security. The package has already been approved by the US Congress and includes much-needed ammunition for the Ukrainian army, such as Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, Himars multiple rocket launchers, and artillery ammunition.
President Volodymyr Zelensky expressed his gratitude for the aid in his daily video message on Monday. He said that the meeting between US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Ukrainian officials was productive and that it was important to ensure adequate military capabilities to achieve real effects on the battlefield.
Austin reiterated this sentiment, stating that it was important to maintain military capabilities and use them judiciously in order to achieve real results. Despite some American politicians questioning the need for continued aid at current levels, Austin assured Ukraine that Kyiv had “bipartisan support” in both houses of Congress.
The State Department issued a statement saying that it was critical for Congress to take steps to support Ukraine by approving additional funding for military aid. With Russia still posing a threat, this assistance will help Ukraine continue its fight against aggression and protect its citizens.