Washington (EFE).- The United States announced a new military aid package for Ukraine, of about 300 million dollars, with ammunition for drones and anti-aircraft defense systems, such as the Patriot.
One of the White House spokesmen, John Kirby, said at a press conference that, as could be seen during the last G7 summit in Hiroshima (Japan), held this month, the US allies “remain firm” along with this American effort to help Ukraine defend itself.
Kirby also stressed that whatever happens in the US Congress on the draft law to raise the national debt ceiling, this “will not affect” the country’s ability to support Ukraine.
If this bill, whose debate began this Wednesday in the Lower House before its vote, is not approved, one of the most affected areas in the US would be the Armed Forces, which could have an impact on its operations.
According to a Pentagon statement, the new package also includes Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, ammunition for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), which are long-range, and demining equipment, among others.
Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the US has provided more than $37.6 billion in military assistance to Ukraine.