​US Would Send First Batch of New Military Aid for Ukraine in Next 24 Hours

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11 Mi-17 helicopters are in the batch of US new military aid for Ukraine / open source pho
11 Mi-17 helicopters are in the batch of US new military aid for Ukraine / open source pho

The first tranche of weapons and equipment from the new $800 million aid package sealed by U.S. President Biden two days ago will arrive in Europe in the next 24 hours.

That’s according CNN, citing US senior defense officials.

“The first flight of the $800 million in new aid for Ukraine from the United States is expected to arrive in the region in the next 24 hours, according to a senior defense official,” - CNN reports.

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Ukraine is regularly receiving new batches of technical assistance from USA for Ukrainian Armed Forces, Defense Express
Ukraine is regularly receiving new batches of technical assistance from USA for Ukrainian Armed Forces / Photo credit: MOD of Ukraine

The new batch of military aid will be picked up at the border by Ukrainians and taken into the country.

As Defense Express reported, US President announced another $ 800 million military aid package for Ukraine on April 13.

US Would Send First Batch of New Military Aid for Ukraine in Next 24 Hours, Defense Express
"I spoke with President Zelenskyy and shared with him that my Administration is authorizing an additional $800 million in weapons, ammunition, and other security assistance to Ukraine,'" POTUS posted on his Twitter

The new package included 11 Mi-17 helicopters that had initially been earmarked for Afghanistan, 18 155 mm Howitzer cannons and 300 more Switchblade drones, in addition to radar systems capable of tracking incoming fire and pinpointing its origin.

The slide from a Pentagon's presentation detailing weapons the Armed Forces of Ukraine would receive, Defense Express
The slide from a Pentagon's presentation detailing weapons the Armed Forces of Ukraine would receive

The new package stands out from previous security assistance in part because this tranche includes more sophisticated and heavier-duty weaponry than previous shipments.

US M113 armored personal carrier are in the batch of US new military aid for Ukraine, Defense Express
US M113 armored personal carrier are in the batch of US new military aid for Ukraine / Photo credit: U.S. Army photo by Spc. Tyler Kingsbury/Released

Earlier The U.S. Department of Defense had submitted a request to Congress regarding the provision of Ukraine with a new batch of security assistance worth $300 million. That batch included a powerful package of various weapons and equipment for the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Defense Express wrote about Puma UAS and Laser-Guided Rocket Systems in the batch as mortal mix for russian troops.

MGM-140 ATACMS could be in Ukrains wish-list for the next batch of US Military Aid, Defense Express
MGM-140 ATACMS could be in Ukrains wish-list for the next batch of US Military Aid

Defense Express in the article reminds what armor Ukraine really needs.

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