(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
The Biden administration's next security assistance package for
Ukraine is expected to be $1 billion, one of the largest so far,
and include munitions for long-range weapons and armored medical
transport vehicles, three sources briefed on the matter told
Reuters on Friday,
The package is expected to be announced as early as Monday and
would add to about $8.8 billion in aid the United States has given
The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that
President Joe Biden had not yet signed the next weapons package.
They cautioned that weapons packages can change in value and
content before they are signed.
However, if signed in its current form, it would be valued at $1
billion and include munitions for HIMARS, NASAMS surface-to-air
missile system ammunition and as many as 50 M113 armored medical
The new package follows a recent Pentagon decision to allow
Ukrainians to receive medical treatment at a U.S. military hospital
in Germany near Ramstein air base.
Last Monday, the Pentagon announced a separate security
assistance package for Ukraine valued at up to $550 million,
including additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket
The White House declined to comment on the package.
The new package would be funded under the Presidential Drawdown
Authority (PDA), in which the president can authorize the transfer
of articles and services from U.S. stocks without congressional
approval in response to an emergency.
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