US to donate $300 million more in security aid to Ukraine 

The Pentagon declared Friday that the United States will donate another $300 million in security aid to Ukraine.

According to the statement from Pentagon press secretary John Kirby, the new package implies that the US has now dedicated more than $2.3 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the onset of the Biden administration.

The new package includes:

  • Switchblade suicide drones
  • Anti-drone systems
  • Armored vehicles
  • Night-vision equipment
  • Ammunition and more

Not all demands met: Unlike presidential drawdowns, which pull from Defense Department stocks to provide to Ukraine, this package falls under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI), which signifies the weaponry and equipment will be procured from industry.

The new package comes as Ukraine has requested for more refined weaponry from the US and European nations. Much of the equipment donated to Ukraine fulfills those requests, but the US has not acquiesced to some of the biggest requests, such as aircraft.

CNN reports that the statement on security aid is an unusual departure from past practice, in which the Pentagon and the administration have been discrete about the equipment provided.However, this time, the Pentagon laid out in some detail the systems and equipment that Ukraine will collect.

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