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U.S. to send Ukraine a new $275-million package of military aid

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December 9,2022 448
U.S. to send Ukraine a new $275-million package of military aid

The United States is about to send Ukraine a military aid package worth $275 million, Reuters reported.

According to a document seen by Reuters on Thursday and people familiar with the package, it aims at strengthening Ukraine’s anti-drone and air defenses capabilities.

“The package could be announced as early as Friday. Details of the included anti-drone and air defense equipment could not be determined,” the story in Reuters reads.

Also expected to be included in the package are rockets for High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers, 155mm ammunition, Humvee military vehicles and generators, according to the people and the document.

Presidential Drawdown Authority (PDA) will cover the package cost. PDA allows the United States to transfer defense articles and services from stocks quickly without congressional approval in response to an emergency.

Photo: A M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) takes part in a military exercise near Liepaja, Latvia, September 26, 2022. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins