The United States announced Tuesday
it will send $100 million in additional anti-armor weapons to Ukraine.
"I have authorized, pursuant to a delegation from the President earlier
today, the immediate drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $100
million to meet Ukraine's urgent need for additional anti-armor systems,"
Blinken said in a statement.
He added that the "world has been shocked and appalled by the atrocities
committed by Russia's forces in Bucha and across Ukraine."
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, in a separate statement, said that the
extra funding would be used "to meet an urgent Ukrainian need for additional
Javelin anti-armor systems."
Ukrainians have been using the shoulder-launched missiles "so effectively
to defend their country," he noted.
On April 1, the Pentagon announced an extra $300 million in military
Kirby said the latest tranche brought the US military aid to Ukraine to
"more than $1.7 billion since the beginning of Russia's premeditated and
unprovoked invasion on February 24," and more than $2.4 billion since the
beginning of US President Joe Biden's term in office.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)