Pentagon To Send $150 Million Military Assistance Package To Ukraine

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The Pentagon announced plans on Friday to send Ukraine $150 million in military assistance that will include counter-artillery radar, counter-drone technology and electronic warfare equipment, Reuters reports.

The move comes as tensions continue to climb between Russia and Ukraine and days before a summit between President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

In 2014, the Russian government invaded and seized Ukraine’s Crimea region, backing a pro-Russian separatist rebellion in eastern Ukraine that killed over 14,000 people.

In recent months, Ukraine and Russia have taken shots at each other amid a surge in fighting in Ukraine’s Donbas. In what it called a defensive operation, Russia amassed troops on its border with Ukraine and in Crimea, per Reuters.

The new funds, which were already committed by Congress, join $125 million already set aside for Ukraine.

Read more at Axios.



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