Joe Biden announced new military aid to Ukraine on Friday, which included artillery and radar, but warned that arms funds for Kiev were now “almost exhausted”.
A U.S. official said the aid was $ 150 million, far less than previous U.S. arms exports.
“Congress must soon release the envelope needed to strengthen Ukraine on the battlefield and at the negotiating table,” the US president said in a statement on the $ 33 billion budget extension.
“In order for Ukraine to win this next phase of the war, its international partners, including the United States, must show their solidarity with the continued flow of weapons and ammunition into Ukraine,” he stressed.
Since the start of the Russian invasion on February 24, Joe Biden’s government has provided $ 3.5 billion in military aid to kyiv. The previously announced installment is 800 million.
“The United States is providing historically significant security assistance to Ukraine at a steady pace,” said the Democratic president, adding that “the support of the United States and other allies is crucial to Ukraine’s victory in the war.”
On Sunday, May 8, the day that marks the end of World War II in Europe, Joe Biden is scheduled to attend a virtual meeting of the leaders of the G7 superpowers with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky.
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