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The US administration has authorized additional $ 100 million in military aid to Ukraine as the ongoing conflict approaches the three-month mark.
The decision marks the tenth withdrawal of equipment from the US Department of Defense (DoD) for Ukraine since August last year.
The new package, designed to meet the requirements of Ukrainian forces, includes 18,155 mm howitzers, 18 tactical howitzer tow vehicles and three AN / TPQ-36 anti-artillery radars.
The package will also include other field equipment and spare parts.
At a press briefing, Pentagon spokesman John F. Kirby said: “These things will start to happen very, very soon. I can’t give you an exact date when all this will appear in Ukraine, but you can imagine that you have seen us do this in the past, that we will not sit on our hands. We will start transmitting these things immediately. “
The latest support boosts US military aid to Ukraine to nearly $ 3.9 billion since the Russian invasion began on February 24.
The United States has already delivered 90,155 mm howitzers and artillery shells, more than 1,400 Stinger anti-aircraft systems, more than 5,000 Javelin anti-armor systems and approximately 700 Switchblade tactical drones.
The US Senate has also approved a nearly $ 40 billion aid package for Ukraine. He voted 86 to 11 in favor of a package designed to offer military and economic aid, as well as humanitarian aid, to the struggling nation.
Last week, the bill was approved by the House of Representatives. US President Joe Biden is expected to sign the bill soon.