The US to send Ukraine additional $275 million as military aid package – AR
The United States will provide Ukraine with a new $275 million defense aid package.
The Associated Press writes about this with reference to four US administration officials.
The US officials spoke on condition of anonymity.
According to the officials, the allocation of a new package is expected to be announced today, October 28.
The new aid from the United States will be largely aimed at restocking artillery ammunition for the Western weapons systems already available in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Including, additional rounds of ammunition for M142 HIMARS high mobility artillery rocket systems will be transferred.
The American publication noted that Ukraine is successfully using HIMARS in its counteroffensive against the Russian invasion forces.
As previously reported, in October, the Armed Forces of Ukraine received four additional HIMARS systems from the United States. The new batch of weapons arrived on the eve of the upcoming Ramstein meeting on support for Ukraine, which is scheduled for Wednesday, October 12.
On October 14, the United States Department of Defense has made public the contents of a new $725 million military aid package for Ukraine.
In particular, the package includes: Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), high-speed Anti-radiation missiles (HARMs), more than 200 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs), anti-tank weapons, small arms and rounds of small arms ammunition, and medical supplies.
Generally, the United States provided Ukraine with over a million howitzer rounds for defense.
This aid includes up to 903,000 standard 155mm HE fragmentation howitzer rounds, as well as 3,000 M982 Excalibur guided artillery shells, 7,000 Remote Anti-Armor Mine System (RAAMS) projectiles, and 180,000 105mm howitzer rounds. In total, this comes to over 1.09 million shells with a total weight of over 50,000 tons.
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