While Ukraine is preparing for a major operation to liberate all its territories from Russian occupation, aid is growing like an avalanche. Western and European states accelerated their aid to Ukraine. The US announced that it will send an additional aid package of 1.2 billion dollars.
The balance in the Ukraine-Russia war has changed with the support of Western and European states. Ukraine gained great superiority over the Russian invaders with the military and intelligence assistance it received. Russia was forced to withdraw from most of the territories it had occupied since the beginning of the war. Ukraine is now preparing a major operation against Russia, which is trying to prolong the war in the east of the country. After the big offensive, Russian occupiers will withdraw from all occupied territories, including Crimea!
The country that gave the biggest support to this operation was the USA, the leading country in NATO. The US has provided Ukraine with air defense systems, HIMARS and howitzers, HARM missiles, and other military equipment and ammunition. To date, US military aid to Ukraine has totaled nearly $47 billion. This is half of all the aid to Vietnam. The US had spent about 92 billion dollars in military expenditures during the Vietnam War.
The US has recently announced that it will send a new military aid package of 1.2 billion dollars to Ukraine.
Brigadier General Pat Ryder, spokesman for the US Department of Defence, announced the new aid package. Ryder said that the new package will be provided under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI), which makes it possible to procure weapons from industry or partners instead of drawing from the US Department of Defence’s emergency stocks.
Ryder said: “The next step in this process will be to look at funding additional capabilities in order to meet Ukraine’s longer-term needs.”
The new aid package includes 155 mm artillery shells, additional air defense systems, and ammunition, drone ammunition, as well as equipment to help integrate Western air defense launchers, missiles, and radars with Ukraine’s existing systems.