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Washington, April 20 – The US has announced an additional package of weapons for Ukraine worth $325 million.
According to a list from the Department of Defense (DoD), the new tranche of security assistance included additional ammunition for the US-provided HIMARS, artillery rounds, anti-armor systems, over 9 million rounds of small arms ammunition, four logistics support vehicles, among other items, Xinhua news agency reported.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who received a delegation of authority from President Joe Biden to authorize the presidential drawdown of the weapons, said in a statement the assistance is “essential to strengthening Ukraine’s defenders on the battlefield.”
This is the 36th presidential drawdown of military equipment from the DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021.