Ukraine Begins Receiving New Weapons from U.S.

Written by Camilla Jessen

Apr.30 - 2024 8:35 AM CET

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The White House has confirmed that Ukraine is already receiving weapons from the latest U.S. aid package.

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The White House has confirmed that Ukraine has begun receiving weapons from the newly approved U.S. aid package, which was announced last week following its approval by Congress. White House spokeswoman Karin Jean-Pierre reported this development during a briefing.

Jean-Pierre emphasized the need for caution in discussing the specifics of the aid due to operational security concerns.

"Aid is going to Ukraine. They are currently receiving this security support," she stated, expressing optimism that the new weaponry would bolster the Ukrainian armed forces' defensive capabilities on the front lines.

The recent delivery of military aid follows discussions in the Rammstein format meeting, where Lloyd Austin, the U.S. Secretary of Defense, confirmed that the U.S. has allocated $6 billion for military assistance to Ukraine under the USAI (United States Security Assistance Initiative) mechanism.

Jake Sullivan, the U.S. President’s national security advisor, revealed that Ukraine had received long-range ATACMS missiles, with further deliveries expected to continue.

The USAI program is designed to facilitate contracts between the U.S. government and American defense companies to produce new weapons for Ukraine, rather than depleting equipment from U.S. stockpiles. This approach was enabled by President Joe Biden’s recent signing of a legislative package on April 24, which authorizes nearly $61 billion in additional military and economic aid to Ukraine and other U.S. allies.

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