Friday 19 August 2022 10:34 PM US rushes ANOTHER package to Ukraine with Russia's momentum stalling trends now
The Biden Administration is sending more drones, ammunition, and armored vehicles to aid Ukraine in its fight against Russia's invasion, as Ukraine continues to find ways to hit Russia with long-range rockets.
The latest package the Pentagon is announcing totals $775 million, and contains 16 Howitzer systems, 1,000 Javelin systems that have been hammering Russian armor, as well as an undisclosed number of HARM missiles that go after radar systems.
Also included are 15 ScanEagle drones, a low-altitude unmanned aerial vehicle made by Boeing, as well as 40 MRAPS, tactical vehicles meant to withstand improvised explosives.
'These capabilities are carefully calibrated to make the most difference on the battlefield and strengthen Ukraine's position at the negotiating table,' said Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a statement announcing the package.
The Biden Administration announced another $775 million in military aid to Ukraine
The package also includes 2,000 anti-armor rounds, as Ukraine seeks to continue to hit Russian tanks and prepares for a possible offensive to try to roll back Russian territorial gains.
There were explosions Thursday night near bases in Russian-controlled areas of Ukraine and inside Russia, as Ukraine's forces improve their ability to carry out long-range strikes.
That came after huge explosions in Crimea, in strategically important territory Russia seized from Ukraine in 2014.
Video reportedly of a Russian T-90 tank exploding
Here a Russian BMP runs over mine in Donbas amid Ukraine conflict
President Joe Biden has sent a series of military aid packages since the February invasion, which followed US intelligence warnings
The package includes 15 ScanEagle drones, a low-altitude unmanned aerial vehicle made by Boeing