Biden announces $3 billion in military aid for Ukraine

By Thomson Reuters Aug 24, 2022 | 6:50 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is providing Kyiv nearly $3 billion for weapons and equipment in Washington’s “biggest tranche of security assistance to date”, U.S. President Joe Biden said on Wednesday, six months after Russia invaded Ukraine.

The approximately $2.98 billion in military aid “will allow Ukraine to acquire air defense systems, artillery systems and munitions, counter-unmanned aerial systems, and radars to ensure it can continue to defend itself over the long term”, Biden said in a statement released by the White House.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Alex Richardson)