The USA will allocate a new package of military aid to Ukraine worth $375 million
The USA intends to allocate another package of military aid to Ukraine in the amount of 375 million dollars. This was reported to the Reuters agency by sources in government circles. US President Joe Biden is expected to announce a new package at the G7 summit in Hiroshima today.
The aid package will mainly include artillery and ammunition, including for HIMARS missile systems.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi is also at the meeting of the G7 leaders in Hiroshima. He has a personal meeting with Joe Biden scheduled for today.
- The day before, even before Zelensky’s arrival, the leaders of the G7 countries issued a statement in which they again condemned Russia for invading Ukraine and called on it to withdraw its troops from Ukrainian territory, as well as promised to provide Kiev with further assistance. The main topic discussed in connection with Western aid to Ukraine, however, remains the issue of fighter jet deliveries. On Friday evening, the Associated Press and CNN, citing sources, reported that US President Joe Biden intends to approve the training of Ukrainian pilots on American F-16 fighters. According to mass media, pilot training will take place in Europe and may begin in the coming weeks.
- In addition, CNN sources reported that the White House would not object to the transfer of American F-16s to Ukraine by third countries. Earlier, due to the refusal to supply combat aircraft to Kyiv, the White House faced pressure not only from European allies, but also from members of the US Congress. According to Kyiv, about 180 modern fighters are needed to counter Russia in the air. When, from where and how many fighters will be transferred to Kyiv, Biden intends to announce after pilot training begins.