U.S. to send Ukraine more rocket systems in new weapons package

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Xinhua News

24th June 2022 – (Washington) The United States will provide Ukraine with an additional 450 million U.S. dollars’ worth of security assistance, including four more advanced rocket systems, the Department of Defence announced Thursday.

Among the items that Washington pledged to Kyiv in the latest weapons package were four High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, 18 patrol boats for monitoring coasts and rivers, more ammunition, as well as small arms such as grenade launchers and machine guns.

The package will be drawn from the Pentagon’s existing stocks, marking the 13th time the administration has done so to arm Ukraine in its ongoing conflict with Russia.

The United States, according to a statement from the Pentagon, has now committed approximately 6.8 billion dollars in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of President Joe Biden’s administration, including approximately 6.1 billion dollars since the beginning of Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine. 

Meanwhile, Ukraine received High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) from the United States, Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov said on Thursday.

“HIMARS have arrived in Ukraine,” Reznikov tweeted, without specifying the number of weapons.

The HIMARS were supplied to Ukraine under the 700-million-U.S.-dollar weapon package unveiled by the United States on 1st June.

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