Biden announces $800 million more military aid to Ukraine

US President Joe Biden says his administration will soon provide another $800 million in security assistance for Ukraine to fight Russia’s invasion.

Biden said the new aid would include advanced air defense systems, counter battery radars, and additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, or HIMARS, that the administration has already sent to Ukraine.

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Biden said Thursday the package will be formally detailed by his administration in the coming days.

He spoke at a news conference at the end of the NATO summit in Madrid.

The latest round of aid is part of the $40 billion package of security and economic assistance passed last month by the US Congress and signed into law by Biden. It is the 14th package of weapons and military equipment committed to Ukraine since the war began.

With the latest tranche of assistance, the US has committed about $7 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since late February when Russia invaded its neighbour.

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