In addition to the artillery munitions, the United States is also sending four other High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) that will complement the eight already in place. There are also additional munitions for these HIMARS systems, some tactical vehicles, demolition munitions, spare parts and other equipment, the department said.
Fierce shelling in eastern Ukraine as NATO announces membership bids from Finland and Sweden
Ukraine heading for tragedy, Putin warns, accuses West of fueling hostilities
It comes just a day after Putin warned that Ukraine was heading for tragedy as it continued to fight and did not accept Russian terms. He also accused Western countries of fueling hostilities and said the West wanted to fight Moscow to the last Ukrainian, according to the AP international news agency. “It’s a tragedy for the people of Ukraine, but it looks like it’s heading in that direction,” he told AP.
Over the past three weeks, the United States has committed $2.2 billion in security assistance to Kyiv. In total, it has committed about $8 billion in security aid since the start of the Biden administration. Since 2014, the United States has committed more than $9.2 billion in security assistance to Ukraine, the department said.
Russian-Ukrainian war: US announces $400 million in additional military aid to war-torn country