In the midst of the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, the Pentagon announced that the US is sending $400 million more in military aid to Ukraine. Apart from this, it will also establish a security assistance headquarters in Germany, which will oversee all arms transfers and military training for Ukraine. in February Russia invades Ukraine did. Since then this war is going on continuously. European countries including America are helping Ukraine.
America has announced an aid of 400 million dollars. Most of this help is for air defense. This will help Ukraine better defend itself against increasing Russian missile and drone attacks. Russian missiles and drone attacks have badly damaged the country's electricity and water infrastructure.
Jake Sullivan meets with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky
White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said in Kiev after meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that we are recognizing the most urgent need for air defense at this time. Russian forces are raining missiles and Iranian drones on the civilian infrastructure of this country. Sullivan is one of the US officials visiting Kiev. His visit was not announced in advance due to security reasons. The $400 million in aid also includes funding for 1,100 Phoenix Ghost drones, the refurbishment of 45 tanks and an additional 40 river boats. The Phoenix Ghost drone is an armed kamikaze drone that explodes on contact with its target.
90 T-72 tanks are also part of the total package.
The Pentagon said that those 90 T-72 tanks are also part of the total package. Which will be sent to Ukraine by 2023. Additional air defense will be provided through Hawk surface-to-air anti-aircraft missiles that Ukraine will provide to aid its air defenses against drones. Singh said that these missile systems are no longer used by the US, but once the missiles are upgraded, Ukraine will get another medium-range air defense option. The Hawk missiles have a longer range than the Stinger anti-aircraft missiles provided earlier by the US.
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