Russia’s war against Ukraine – all developments

The US government has announced another $1.1 billion in arms shipments to Ukraine. With the package, Kyiv should get 18 more Himars multiple rocket launchers, “which Ukraine has used so effectively on the battlefield,” US President Joe Biden’s spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said on Wednesday.

In addition, Ukraine is to receive, among other things, the associated ammunition, 150 armored vehicles and anti-drone systems, as the Ministry of Defense said. The weapons and systems should not come directly from the stocks of the US military, but should first be bought from industry for Ukraine, it said. It is about the medium and long-term equipment of the Ukrainian military.

This brings US military support to Ukraine to a total equivalent of $16.9 billion since the beginning of Biden’s tenure, the Pentagon explained. Most of the aid has been granted since Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine began on February 24. Jean-Pierre stressed in the White House that the US would support Ukraine for as long as necessary.

Himars are long-range, accurate US multiple rocket launchers designed to allow Ukrainian forces to attack Russian targets further from the front lines. They are of great importance to Ukraine. The Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said about the weapons system in the summer: “For our country, the word ‘Himars’ has almost become synonymous with the word ‘justice’.

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