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The U.S. provided a new aid package to Ukraine: what it includes

The U.S. Department of Defense announced on March 20, 2023, the allocation of up to $350 million in security assistance to Ukraine.

The new U.S. aid package includes:

  • Ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS);
  • 155mm artillery rounds;
  • 25mm ammunition;
  • High-speed Anti-radiation missiles (HARMs);
  • 81mm and 60mm mortar systems and mortar rounds;
  • AT-4 anti-armor weapon systems;
  • Grenade launchers, small arms, and associated ammunition;
  • Demolition munitions and equipment for obstacle clearing;
  • Mine clearing equipment;
  • Heavy fuel tankers;
  • Thermal imagery systems, optics, and laser rangefinders;
  • Riverine patrol boats;
  • Testing and diagnostic equipment to support vehicle maintenance and repair;
  • Spare parts and other field equipment.

"To meet Ukraine’s evolving battlefield requirements, the United States will continue to work with its Allies and partners to provide Ukraine with key capabilities," the Department of Defense added.

Context. Earlier, it was announced that the U.S. had allocated $118.5 million to help Ukraine fight HIV/AIDS. The funding is to be given over two years.

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