Biden Approves $800M In New Military Assistance For Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden approved $800 million in new military assistance to Ukraine, including artillery and helicopters, to bolster its defenses against an intensified Russian offensive in the country’s East.

Biden announced the aid after a call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to coordinate the delivery of the assistance, which is the latest in a series of arms packages valued at a combined $2.6 billion since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24.

“This new package of assistance will contain many of the highly effective weapons systems we have already provided and new capabilities tailored to the wider assault we expect Russia to launch in eastern Ukraine,” Biden said.