USA announced a new security assistance package for Ukraine worth up to $1.2 billion
“On May 9, 2023, the U.S. Department of Defense announced a new security assistance package to reaffirm the steadfast U.S. support for Ukraine to bolster its air defenses and sustain its artillery ammunition needs. This package, which totals up to $1.2 billion, is being provided under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI).
This USAI package underscores the continued U.S. commitment to meeting Ukraine’s most urgent requirements by committing critical near-term capabilities, such as air defense systems and munitions, while also building the capacity of Ukraine’s Armed Forces to defend its territory and deter Russian aggression over the long term. This includes committing additional 155mm artillery rounds and sustainment support to enable Ukraine to better maintain its on-hand systems and equipment,” the statement of the U.S. Department of Defense reads.