White House announces $270 million military package for Kyiv – Mysuru Today

Prime News, International (Washington), July 23: – The White House announced Friday that the United States will send an additional $270 million in security assistance to Ukraine, a package that will include medium-range rocket systems additional range and tactical drones. Latest tranche brings total U.S. security assistance committed to Ukraine since war began in late February to $8.2 billion, funded through economic and security assistance of $40 billion to Ukraine approved by Congress in May.

The new package includes four High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, or HIMARS, and 580 Phoenix Ghost drones, two crucial weapon systems that have kept the Ukrainians in the fight despite Russian artillery supremacy, according to John Kirby of the White House National Security Council. strategic communications coordinator. Ukrainian forces used US-made rocket launchers and tactical drones to destroy dozens of Russian targets and keep larger and more heavily equipped Russian forces at bay. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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