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Biden announces another $1 billion in security assistance for Ukraine

WorldBiden announces another $1 billion in security assistance for Ukraine

Washington (The Times Groupe)- US President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the US will provide Ukraine with an additional $1 billion in security assistance as Russia’s war enters its fourth month.

US President Biden said he reaffirmed Washington’s commitment to stand with Kyiv in the face of Moscow’s aggression during a telephone call with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to discuss the war.

“I informed President Zelenskyy that the United States is providing another $1 billion in security assistance for Ukraine, including additional artillery and coastal defense weapons, as well as ammunition for the artillery and advanced rocket systems that the Ukrainians need to support their defensive operations in the Donbas,” Biden said in a statement.

In addition, the US president announced $225 million in humanitarian assistance to help Ukrainians inside the war-torn nation. According to Biden, the funds will help provide safe drinking water, critical medical supplies, health care, food, shelter, and money for families to purchase essential items.

“The bravery, resilience, and determination of the Ukrainian people continue to inspire the world; and along with our allies and partners, we will never waver in our support for the Ukrainian people as they fight for their freedom,” he said.

Russia began an offensive on the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk in April after failing to capture northern Ukraine. Despite mounting humanitarian suffering, Kremlin forces are making slow but steady progress.

According to the latest UN estimates, at least 4,452 civilians have been killed and 5,531 injured since Russian troops entered Ukraine on Feb. 24, with the true figure believed to be much higher.

7.7 million people have been internally displaced, while 6.98 million have fled to other countries.

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