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US announces new $725m military assistance package for Ukraine

US announces new $725m military assistance package for Ukraine
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Saturday, 15 October, 2022, 11:00

The United States will send $725 million in military assistance to Ukraine, the White House said Friday, the latest U.S. security package to help Kyiv and the first since Russia's widespread missile attacks on Ukraine's civilian population.

U.S. officials said the aid package does not include significant new capabilities or counterair defenses. Instead, it focuses on resupplying Ukraine with ammunition and weapons that Kyiv has been successfully using in its counteroffensive against Russia.

"The capabilities we are delivering are carefully calibrated to make the most difference on the battlefield for Ukraine," U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement Friday.