US to announce $500 million in military aid to Ukraine/Channel 24 Collage
The Biden administration is expected to announce another military aid package to Ukraine as early as June 23rd. We are talking about deliveries worth 500 million dollars.
This was reported by an anonymous American official. At the same time, the White House said the Biden administration would continue to provide regular security assistance to Ukraine.
Additional HIMARS systems for Ukraine.
< p>According to an unnamed US official, the aid package will include HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) and artillery ammunition.
Similar information comes not for the first time. Recently, US officials have already announced the possibility of providing Ukraine with additional HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems. In particular, as part of the next assistance, we may receive 4 more installations.
The fact that assistance will continue to come, also said the US Deputy Secretary of Defense for Political Affairs Colin Kohl. During the CNAS National Security Conference, he noted that now we are seeing only the “initial” tranche.
The United States transfers HIMARS systems to Ukraine: in short
- On June 1, the United States approved the 11th package military aid to Ukraine. It includes the provision of HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems requested by Ukraine.
- The transfer of weapons was delayed, as there was a fear in the United States that Ukraine could strike at Russian territory. At the same time, Volodymyr Zelensky assured that Ukraine was not going to launch attacks on enemy lands.
- On June 21, the Yug operational command reported that Ukrainian forces had attacked Russian positions on Zmeiny Island. The OK “South” emphasized that different forces and means were used for the strike, but the details of the operation were not disclosed.
HIMARS are not the only ones: German Panzerhaubitze2000 appeared on the front
Despite statements by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz that Berlin has a large list of customers for weapons that are waiting for him for 2-3 years, he promised to speed up deliveries to Ukraine. He assured that all the equipment that was promised to be given to Kyiv would arrive on time.
The information was confirmed by the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov. At the same time, he noted that the German Panzerhaubitze2000 with trained Ukrainian crews had already appeared in the Ukrainian artillery family. According to him, this is already the 6th type of 155-caliber artillery, which strengthens our defense.