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US sending Ukraine $450 million extra in arms, together with rocket programs: W.Home

US M142 Excessive Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers hearth salvoes through the “African Lion” navy train within the Grier Labouihi area in southeastern Morocco on June 9, 2021. Picture: AFP

WASHINGTON: The US is sending a brand new batch of navy help to Ukraine, the White Home stated Thursday, with the $450 million cargo together with 4 extra superior rocket programs to make use of towards Russian invasion forces.

“This bundle accommodates weapons and tools, together with new Excessive Mobility Artillery Rocket Techniques,” White Home spokesman John Kirby stated. Additionally included are tens of 1000’s of rounds of artillery ammunition and patrol boats.

The rocket programs referred to as HIMARS are on the high of Ukraine´s want checklist because the pro-Western nation battles a Russian invasion power advancing by means of the east of the nation with the assistance of a big benefit in heavy artillery.

An preliminary 4 items of the rocket system have already been delivered, kicking off the coaching program required for Ukrainian troopers to function the delicate and extremely correct weaponry. One other 4 are actually being despatched, the Pentagon stated.

Additionally included are 36,000 rounds of artillery ammunition, 18 autos used to tow 155mm artillery items, 1,200 grenade launchers, 2,000 machine weapons, 18 coastal and river patrol boats, and spare components, the Pentagon stated.

With the most recent shipments, the US contribution to Ukraine´s navy will quantity up to now to $6.1 billion because the begin of Russia´s invasion in February, Kirby stated.

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