– New help package The President said that we will have many useful weapons systems already provided and new capabilities in line with the vast Russian offensive we expect in eastern Ukraine. Joe Biden In a statement following a conversation with the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zhelensky.
He mentioned in the new equipment that will be transferred to Ukraine Artillery systems and ammunition, armored vehicles and additional helicopters.
He later gave further details Pentagon. – New military aid package for Ukraine, among other things 18 155 mm howitzers, 200 M113 Armored personnel carriers, 11 Mi-17 helicopters And 300 Switchplate Comicase DronesAnd Marine drones Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said. He also said that many countries had sent Ukraine T-72 tanks.
According to Kirby, 155mm howitzers and 40,000 missiles, it The first artillery kit sent by the United States to Ukraine; They are a direct response to Kiev’s demands. The spokesman said the United States would send additional copies of these organizations if needed.
“The Ukrainians have made it clear that artillery is the main need in the coming war,” Kirby said. The operation of the equipment will require training, but it will not be too long, he noted.
In addition, it is on the list of equipment 10 AN / TPQ-36 anti-tank radarsTwo AN / MPQ-64 Sentinel Air Defense Radars, 300 Switchblade Comicase Drones, Marine Drones for Coast Guard, 200 M113 Armored Carriers, 500 Javelin Missiles and “thousands” of other anti-tank missiles, 100 Armored Vehicles, 17 Helicopters , 30,000 bulletproof vests, more than 2,000 displays, M18A1 claymore mines, medical equipment and equipment to protect against chemical, biological and radioactive attacks.
The package is worth $ 800 million. The distribution of the previous package of this amount – announced in mid-March – will be completed in the coming days. “I expect Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to act with similar urgency in this case,” Kirby said.
A Pentagon spokesman said other countries were also increasing military aid. “At least some (countries) donate tanks, I can tell you mainly T-72,” he said. So far, the Czech Republic is the only country that has openly agreed to ship tanks to Ukraine.
On February 24, Vladimir Putin’s troops Declared the need for “special military action” in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, which are said to be occupied by Ukraine, and entered independent Ukraine. Since then, Russian troops have appeared in the entire eastern and southeastern belt of the country, and in the northern part of Ukraine, where the country’s capital, Kiev, is located.
Russia is attacking not only the military but also civilian targets. War crimes are also committed. The latter was revealed, among other things, in Pucha, near Kiev, which had been occupied by the Russian army for several weeks. The bodies of civilians found in the city were massacred.
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