US President Biden unveils $800 million security package for Ukraine in call with Zelensky

Joe Biden, US President and Volodymyr Zelensky Ukrainian President

© APA | Joe Biden, US President and Volodymyr Zelensky Ukrainian President

# 13 April 2022 22:27 (UTC +04:00)

US President Joe Biden told his Ukrainian counterpart Wednesday that the US was sending an additional $800 million worth of weapons, ammunition and other security assistance, APA reports citing CNN.

"The Ukrainian military has used the weapons we are providing to devastating effect. As Russia prepares to intensify its attack in the Donbas region, the United States will continue to provide Ukraine with the capabilities to defend itself," Biden said in a statement.
The package will include both new types of weapons and the types of equipment the US has been providing to Ukraine for weeks.

The new equipment includes "artillery systems, artillery rounds, and armored personnel carriers," the statement from Biden read.

"I have also approved the transfer of additional helicopters," he wrote.

The $800 million shipment brings to more than $3 billion the total amount of military assistance the US has provided to Ukraine.

"The steady supply of weapons the United States and its Allies and partners have provided to Ukraine has been critical in sustaining its fight against the Russian invasion. It has helped ensure that Putin failed in his initial war aims to conquer and control Ukraine. We cannot rest now," Biden wrote in a statement.

The US President said he assured Zelensky that the "American people will continue to stand with the brave Ukrainian people in their fight for freedom."