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US announces extra $100 mn in military aid to Ukraine

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

assistance.

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)