The United States will send $400 million more in military aid to help Ukraine combat Russia.
The new financial package comes amid concerns that support for the war-torn country could decline if Republicans take control of Congress in the midterm elections.
According to the Pentagon, the aid will contain large amounts of ammunition, and, for the first time, four highly mobile Avenger Air Defence systems.
There also will be Stinger missiles for the HAWK surface-to-air anti-aircraft system, 10,000 mortar rounds, thousands of artillery rounds for Howitzers, 400 grenade launchers, 100 Humvees, cold weather gear and 20 million rounds of ammunition for smaller, individual guns and rifles.
“This increased air defence will be critical for Ukraine as Russia continues to use cruise missiles and Iranian-made drones to attack critical civilian infrastructure,” national security adviser Jake Sullivan said.
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