USA will send a new batch of military aid to Ukraine for $450 million, which includes more rocket systems for use against invading Russian forces, the White House announced Thursday.
“This package contains weapons and equipment, including new high-mobility artillery rocket systems,” White House spokesman John Kirby said. Also included in the shipment are tens of thousands of rounds of artillery and patrol boat ammunition.
Look: Powerful US Himars missile launchers arrive in Ukraine
Rocket systems known as HIMARS top Ukraine’s wish list as it battles Russian forces advancing from the east with a significant advantage in heavy artillery.
Four initial units of that rocket system have already been delivered, kicking off the training program required for Ukrainian soldiers to operate this sophisticated, high-precision weaponry.
With the latest shipments, US assistance to Ukraine’s armed forces so far amounts to 6.1 billion dollars, Kirby stressed.