(Washington) Joe Biden on Friday announced new military aid to Ukraine to fight the Russian invasion, including artillery munitions and radar, but warned that arms funds for Kyiv were now “virtually exhausted.” “.

A US official said the aid amounted to $150 million, well below previous US arms shipments. It includes 25,000 155mm shells, counter-battery radars to spot Russian artillery fire and communications jamming devices, he added.

“Congress must quickly release the envelope needed to strengthen Ukraine on the battlefield and at the negotiating table,” President Donald Trump said in a statement about the colossal $33 billion budget expansion. dollars requested from the US Parliament.

“For Ukraine to succeed in this next phase of the war, its international partners, including the United States, must continue to show their unity and resolve to keep arms and ammunition flowing into Ukraine. uninterrupted,” he insisted.

Since the start of the Russian invasion on February 24, Joe Biden’s government has provided some $3.5 billion in military aid to Kyiv. The previous tranche announced was 800 million.

“The United States is providing a historic amount of security assistance to Ukraine at a steady pace,” the Democratic president said, saying support from the United States and other allies was “critical” to Ukraine’s victory in ” the Battle of Kyiv”.

Joe Biden is due to participate in a virtual meeting of the leaders of the great powers of the G7 with also Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday, on the occasion of May 8, the day marking the end of the Second World War in Europe.



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