President Joe Biden pledged $800 million in more weaponry for Ukraine on Thursday and said he would ask Congress for more money to help bolster support for the Ukrainian military as it faces a fresh onslaught by Russia on its eastern flank.
The Pentagon said that the new package would include 75 155mm long-range howitzers, 72 tactical vehicles to tow them, and more than 100 Phoenix Ghost drones.
The U.S. House of Representatives will consider the additional aid for Ukraine as soon as next week, Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters. There is strong support among Democrats and Republicans for assisting Ukraine.
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Biden unveils a new $800 million security package for Ukraine in call w/ Zelensky. Pentagon Spox says some items require additional training for Ukrainians & they’re still working on what that looks like. Adds trainings can be put together very quickly. https://t.co/FbGjfcnemM
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