The United States announced a new package of military aid to Kyiv


Ukraine will receive a new $550 million aid package from the US. It will include a “large amount” of HIMARS MLRS, ammunition for them of 155 mm caliber. At present, this is already the 17th aid package for Kyiv. This was announced at the White House by the coordinator of the US National Security Council for strategic communications John Kirby at a briefing on Monday, August 1.

According to him, on Monday, National Security Adviser to the President of the United States Jacob Sullivan, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley held a joint conversation with Ukrainian colleagues on the issue of continued US support for Ukraine, due to the fact that the Ukrainian people continue to resist the military aggression of the Russian Federation.

“And to inform them of the new $550 million security aid package that the Biden administration will allow today,” the US official said.

He noted that the new package provides for the transfer to Ukraine of more ammunition for highly mobile modern missile systems, known as himars, as well as ammunition for 155 mm artillery systems.

Kirby added that this would already be the 17th security aid package since Biden became president.

The White House representative also added that in general, more than eight billion dollars have already been allocated to maintain the security of Ukraine.

Earlier on Monday, it became known that Ukraine received three mars-ii MLRS from Germany. These cars are actually copies of the American mlrs270.