US begins sending more military aid to Ukraine

The US embassy in Kiev said in a statement on Facebook that “in December, the first of several exports worth a total of $ 200 million arrived at Borispol airport in Kiev as security assistance to Ukraine’s armed forces approved by President (Joe) Biden.”

The memorandum states that the handover “demonstrates Washington’s firm commitment to Ukraine’s defense, as part of providing additional military assistance to Kiev at a time of tension on the Russian border.

The United States has pledged continued support for the Ukrainian military in a “continuous effort” to protect sovereignty and territorial integrity from “Russian occupation.”

US weapons arrived in Ukraine just days after US Secretary of State Anthony Blingen’s visit to Kiev on the 19th promised to increase military aid to Ukraine in the face of Russian occupation.

Last year, Washington provided $ 650 million worth of military aid to Kiev, according to the US embassy.

Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov today thanked the United States, and especially Defense Minister Lloyd Austin, for military assistance and “unconditional” support to Kiev.

Resnikov said on social networking site Twitter that military cooperation with Washington would continue.

In an effort to defuse tensions over Ukraine, Blinken and his Russian envoy, Sergei Lavrov, met in Geneva on Friday.

While other countries have pledged to send military support to Ukraine, German Defense Minister Kristin Lambrecht has said that Berlin will not do so for the time being, in line with its policy of banning the shipment of deadly weapons to conflict areas.

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