20:16 20 Nov 2023

US unveils new defense package – Zelensky

Photo: president.gov.ua

The United States of America will provide a new defense package for Ukraine.

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, announced that.

As the president said, the Ukrainian army will receive artillery.

He emphasized that these are the "projectiles that are needed right now." Zelensky did not disclose other details of the package.

At the same time, he noted the "unchanging leadership" of the USA in helping Ukraine.

"Normal life in the world largely depends on whether America is strong in protecting life. And the world sees this strength in helping Ukraine," the Ukrainian leader emphasized.

The package became known after the visit of US Defense Minister Lloyd Austin. Following the meeting with the Ukrainian president, he assured that his country and partners will continue to support Ukraine's urgent and long-term defense needs.

It should be noted that on November 3, the United States of America allocated a preliminary package of military aid to Ukraine. Its total cost was 425 million dollars.

For reference:

US President Joe Biden wrote an article for the American edition of The Washington Post, "The US will not back down from the challenge of Putin and Hamas, " published on November 18.

In it, the American leader explained why it is essential to support Ukraine. In his opinion, this is an investment in the security of the United States.

Biden noted that the United States provides weapons and economic aid to Ukraine "to stop Russian President Vladimir Putin's desire for conquests before the conflict spreads further."

Visit of the US military leadership to Kyiv

As Rubryka reported, the head of the United States of America's Defense Department, Lloyd Austin, arrived in Ukraine today for a visit. With him, the commander of the United Armed Forces of NATO in Europe, General of the US Army Christopher Cavoli, came.

The Pentagon said US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will hold high-level talks with the Ukrainian leadership during his visit to Kyiv. The parties will discuss partnerships between the countries and military assistance to Ukraine's armed forces.

Today, November 20, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin met with the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, and assured of continued unwavering support for Ukraine's urgent needs on the battlefield.

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