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US announces new $600-M arms package for Ukraine

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US announces new $600-M arms package for Ukraine

JOE BIDEN. File photo shows US President Joe Biden at a news conference at Waldorf Astoria in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on July 15, 2022.

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A White House memo sent to the State Department also mentions that the money will be used for military education and training

Washington DC, USA – US President Joe Biden announced a new $600-million arms package to help the Ukrainian military battle Russia, according to a White House memo sent to the State Department on Thursday, September 15.

Biden authorized the assistance using his Presidential Drawdown Authority, which allows the president to sanction the transfer of excess weapons from US stocks.

The package includes High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), night vision goggles, claymore mines, mine clearing equipment, 105mm artillery rounds, and 155mm precision guided artillery rounds, the Pentagon said.

The White House memo also mentioned the money will be used for military education and training.

Washington has sent about $15.1 billion dollars in security assistance to the Kyiv government since Russia’s invasion.

“To meet Ukraine’s evolving battlefield requirements, the United States will continue to work with its Allies and partners to provide Ukraine with key capabilities,” the Pentagon said. – Rappler.com

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