Ukraine received a boost on September 21 when US President Joe Biden announced a $325 million military aid package for the country at war with Russia. The announcement was made as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky wrapped up his second visit to Washington since Russia invaded his country.
Biden promised Ukraine his continued support during the war. “We will continue to stand with Ukraine,” Biden told Zelensky.
The $325 million military aid package from the US to Ukraine would include more artillery, more ammunition, and more anti-tank weapons.
According to the US, the first US Abrams tanks will be delivered to Ukraine in the coming week to beef up their ammunition to fight the Russian invasion.
“The package would include ‘more artillery, more ammunition, more anti-tank weapons, and next week, the first US Abrams tanks will be delivered to Ukraine,'” US President Joe Biden stated.
Reliable information on the US support to Ukraine shows that the $128 million worth of US arms equipment will come from the Department of Defense stocks.
An additional $197 million in arms and equipment would also be provided by drawdowns, the US State Department said.
Ukrainian President Zelensky was grateful to Biden and the US government for its support and further thanked Biden for the aid.
“Americans are ‘together with us, with Ukrainians, with ordinary people, all of us,'” Zelensky stated.
The Biden Announces $325m Military Aid Package for Ukraine
Current state of the Russia-Ukraine war
The Biden $325m Aid Package for Ukraine has been seen as a boost for the people of Ukraine.
As of September 22, 2023, the Russia-Ukraine war has been ongoing for over a year and a half. The war has caused a humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, with millions of people displaced from their homes and thousands of civilians killed.
The current state of the war is fluid, with both sides making gains and losses. Russia has made significant gains in the east and south of Ukraine, but Ukrainian forces have mounted a fierce resistance and have been able to retake some territory.
In recent weeks, Ukrainian forces have launched a counteroffensive in the Kharkiv region, and have made significant gains. They have also launched strikes on Russian targets in Crimea.
Russia has responded to the Ukrainian counteroffensive with heavy artillery and missile strikes on Ukrainian cities and infrastructure. These strikes have caused widespread damage and have killed many civilians.
The war in Ukraine has had a significant impact on the global economy, causing energy prices to rise and disrupting supply chains. The war has also raised concerns about the risk of a wider conflict, as Russia has threatened to use nuclear weapons if NATO intervenes in the war.
Here is a summary of the key developments in the war in Ukraine in recent weeks:
- Ukrainian forces have made significant gains in the Kharkiv region, retaking several towns and villages.
- Ukraine has launched strikes on Russian targets in Crimea, including the Saki air base.
- Russia has responded to the Ukrainian counteroffensive with heavy artillery and missile strikes on Ukrainian cities and infrastructure.
- The war has had a significant impact on the global economy, causing energy prices to rise and disrupting supply chains.
- The war has also raised concerns about the risk of a wider conflict, as Russia has threatened to use nuclear weapons if NATO intervenes in the war.
The future of the war is uncertain. Russia has shown no intention of withdrawing from Ukraine, and Ukraine has vowed to continue fighting until it liberates all of its territory. The war is likely to continue for many months or even years to come.
The war in Ukraine is a major global crisis, and it is important to stay informed about the latest developments. There are many reputable news organizations that are covering the war in depth.