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US grants military support to Ukraine worth 400 million dollars

The government of USA granted this Tuesday a new military aid package to Ukraine worth 400 million dollars with anti-aircraft and anti-tank defenses, among other materials.

The Secretary of State, Anthony Blinkenindicated in a statement that with this help USA wants to reinforce Ukraine on the battlefield, in addition to helping him retake territory lost to Russia and defend its citizens.

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Russia started this unjustified war against Ukraine after its withdrawal from the Black Sea Grains InitiativeRussia continues to attack Ukrainian ports and infrastructure to export grain, including OdessaBlinken recalled.

This initiative is an agreement sponsored by the UN and signed by Russia and Ukraine last year to facilitate the export of grain and fertilizers from both countries.

From the Pentagon, the deputy spokeswoman for the Department of Defense, sabrina singhpointed out in a telephone press conference that the US urges Russia to return to that pact to prevent thousands of lives from being endangered due to “food insecurity”.

Singh said the new assistance package includes ammunition for Ukraine’s air defenses and artillery, as well as armored vehicles and anti-tank weapons.

A statement from that department explained that the aid contains ammunition for batteries patriot and the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systemscalled NASAMS.

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Also has stinger missilesammunition for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), which are long-range, as well as 120 and 60-millimeter mortar shells, drones of the type hornets and anti-aircraft rockets hydraamong others.

The US stepped up its delivery of military aid to Ukraine after the Russian invasion began on February 24, 2022, and has since sent more than $43 billion in military assistance.

Source: Elcomercio

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