High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS)

U.S. Announces New Military Assistance To Ukraine Worth $725 Million

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The U.S. government has announced further arms deliveries to Ukraine worth a total of $725 million.

The package includes additional HIMARS mobile rocket-launch systems, ammunition, armored vehicles, and medical supplies, the U.S. State Department and Pentagon announced on October 14.

The aid comes “in the wake of Russia’s brutal missile attacks on civilians across Ukraine” and “the mounting evidence of atrocities by Russia’s forces,” U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement.

“We will continue to stand with the people of Ukraine as they defend their freedom and independence with extraordinary courage and boundless determination,” Blinken said.

“The capabilities we are delivering are carefully calibrated to make the most difference on the battlefield for Ukraine,” he added.

This brings the total U.S. military assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of President Joe Biden’s tenure to more than $18.3 billion, Blinken said.

Most of the aid has been provided since Russia launched its unprovoked war against Ukraine on February 24.

Based on reporting by AFP, dpa, and Reuters
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