Chief of Diplomacy of the United States, Anthony BlinkenOn Saturday, it announced an addition of $350 million in military aid to Ukraine to fight the Russian invasion.
“This package will include more lethal defense assistance to help counter the armored, air and other threats currently facing Ukraine,” Blinken said in a statement.
He recalled that when Russia began massing troops on the border with Ukraine Last fall, President Joe Biden authorized $60 million in immediate military assistance to Kiev.
Then another 200 million agreed in December when the Russian president threatened Russian President Vladimir Putin became more severe.
Now Blinken said the US would allow a third package “where Ukraine bravely and proudly fights Russia’s brutal and unprovoked attack.”
“This brings the total security assistance that Washington has allocated to Ukraine over the past year to more than $1 billion,” she added.
The Secretary of State said the new aid package “is another clear sign that the United States stands with the people of Ukraine in defending their sovereign, brave, and proud nation.”
The announcement comes after a series of sanctions imposed by the United States and its Western allies on Russian banks, oligarchs and leaders to punish the Russian economy, Putin and his inner circle for the invasion of Ukraine.