Eva Deschamps / June 24, 2022
This brings to about 6.1 billion the total amount of military aid provided by Washington to Kiev since Russia invaded the country, and 6.8 billion since Joe Biden became president, he said.
This new assistance package includes the delivery of four additional Himars (High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems), powerful rocket launchers mounted on light armor.
The Ukrainian army is very insistent on the need for this type of system now that the conflict has entered a new phase, more static and concentrated on the Donbass region in the east of the country, with a more important role played by heavy artillery.
The new U.S. military assistance package also includes ammunition, 2,000 automatic weapons and patrol boats.
John Kirby assured that the Americans were in daily contact with the Ukrainians about their military needs, and indicated that the United States was splitting up and modifying its equipment shipments so that the aid provided would remain relevant.