US preparing additional $800m in military aid for Ukraine: Report | Russia-Ukraine war News

The US has already despatched billions of {dollars} of navy help to Ukraine, together with weapons methods akin to HIMARS.

The US is readying about $800m of extra navy help to Ukraine and will announce the plan as quickly as Friday, three sources acquainted with the matter have informed the Reuters information company.

US President Joe Biden would authorise the help utilizing his Presidential Drawdown Authority, which permits the president to approve the switch of extra weapons from US shares, the sources informed Reuters.

The sources, talking on situation of anonymity, stated that an announcement may slip into subsequent week, and cautioned that weapons packages can change in worth earlier than they’re introduced.

The White Home declined to remark.

Since Russian troops invaded Ukraine in February, in what Russian President Vladimir Putin termed a “particular navy operation,” the battle has settled right into a struggle of attrition fought primarily within the east and south of Ukraine.

Washington has despatched billions of {dollars} in safety help to Kyiv, with weaponry together with excessive mobility artillery rocket methods (HIMARS), mortar and artillery ammunition, Javelin anti-tank missile methods, explosives and demolition gear.

Reuters didn’t elaborate on what is likely to be included within the newest bundle.