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US military aid to Ukraine reaches $1 billion

2nd March 2022 - 12:13 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City

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The Javelin anti-tank missile would be included in the latest defensive assistance package. (Photo: US Army)

President Joe Biden has allocated an emergency $350 million in military aid for Ukraine against the ongoing Russian invasion, as a supplement to the more than $650 million in defensive assistance that the US provided to Ukraine in 2021.

Aiming to enhance Ukrainian defensive capabilities and support its military in the conflict against Russia, US President Joe Biden issued a memorandum on 25 February allocating $350 million to assist the embattled country.

This aid package is on top of the more than $650 million in defensive assistance that the US provided to Ukraine in 2021, and brings the total security support approved for Ukraine to $1 billion.

This latest support will comprise anti-armour weaponry, small arms, ammunition, body armour and related equipment.

In contrast to some European governments, the DoD could not disclose details about the weaponry and systems to be handed

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