US President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday, nearly $3 billion in new military aid to Ukraine in its fight against the Russian invasion.
This statement comes at a time when the country, which has been fighting the Russian invasion for six months, marks the day of its independence.
According to the President, this act is a commitment by the United States to help the Ukrainian people defend their sovereignty.
“As part of that commitment, I am proud to announce our largest tranche of security assistance to this day: approximately $2.98 billion worth of weapons and equipment,” Joe Biden said in a statement.
“This will allow Ukraine to acquire air defense systems, artillery systems and ammunition (…) and radars to ensure that it can continue to defend itself in the long term,” added President Biden.
This is the largest package of US military aid since the start of the war in Ukraine.