Biden to ship one other $1 billion in army help to Ukraine

Ukrainian servicemen participating within the armed battle with Russia-backed separatists in Donetsk area of the nation attend the handover ceremony of army heavy weapons and gear in Kiev on November 15, 2018.

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden introduced one other $1 billion in weapons for Ukraine on Wednesday, together with anti-ship methods, artillery rockets and rounds for howitzers.

“This morning, I spoke with President Zelenskyy to debate Russia’s brutal and ongoing battle in opposition to Ukraine. I reaffirmed my dedication that america will stand by Ukraine because it defends its democracy and help its sovereignty and territorial integrity within the face of unprovoked Russian aggression,” Biden wrote in an announcement.

The White Home mentioned Biden spoke to Zelenskyy for about 40 minutes concerning the objects within the newest safety package deal.

The help package deal, which comes as Protection Secretary Lloyd Austin meets with allies at NATO, is the twelfth U.S. army help installment for Ukraine because the begin of the battle.

Biden additionally introduced an extra $225 million in humanitarian help for Ukraine to deal with wants like secure ingesting water, crucial medical provides, meals and money for households to buy important objects.

Since Moscow invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, the Biden administration has deployed greater than 100,000 U.S. troops to NATO-member nations and approved greater than $4.6 billion in safety help.

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