Joe Biden clarified that this new military envelope granted to the Ukrainians will include additional deliveries of heavy artillery pieces, 144,000 shells as well as tactical drones.
This new wave of American military aid to the Ukrainians is the second to be announced this month by Washington, which had already announced on April 13 the granting of 800 million dollars of military equipment to the Ukrainian forces, including armored vehicles, artillery and helicopters.
In a statement, President Biden promised Ukrainians equipment
very effectivebut also new parts more suited to the assault that Russia is leading in eastern Ukraine.
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Additional economic aid
To these arms deliveries, the Biden administration is adding an additional $500 million in economic aid, a US Treasury official announced Thursday morning.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is to make the official announcement Thursday during a meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal in Washington.
This envelope will be added to the 500 million dollars of “direct aid” already granted to kyiv at the end of March by the United States to allow Ukraine to maintain the functioning of the government, in particular by paying salaries and pensions. , and avoid a worsening of the humanitarian situation in Ukraine.
On the other side of the Atlantic, the Spanish government has announced the shipment of 200 tonnes of military equipment to Ukraine.
This new shipment of weapons and ammunition represents twice the military aid previously sent by Spain to the Ukrainians, announced Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez.
The load of equipment and ammunition left Spain on Thursday on a boat bound for Poland.
The Prime Minister of Denmark, Mette Frederiksen, who participated with Pedro Sánchez in a meeting in kyiv with the Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, for her part announced the forthcoming delivery of 90 million dollars in military aid to the Ukrainians.