Pentagon Announces Additional Security Assistance for Ukraine

By The Chicago Times Staff

May 21, 2023

WASHINGTON – The Department of Defense announced today additional security assistance to meet Ukraine’s security and defense needs.  This authorization by the Biden administration marks the thirty-eighth drawdown of equipment from Department of Defense inventories for Ukraine since August 2021.  The authorization includes additional ammunition for US provided HIMARS, artillery rounds, anti-armor capabilities, and critical enablers valued at up to $375 million that Ukraine is using on the battlefield in its struggle against Russian forces. 

Ukraine will be receiving the following:

•    Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS);

•    155mm and 105mm artillery rounds;

•    Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wire-Guided (TOW) missiles;

•    Javelin and AT-4 anti-armor systems;

•    Laser-guided rocket system munitions;

•    Demolition munitions;

•    Armored bridging systems;

•    Armored medical treatment vehicles;

•    Trucks and trailers to transport heavy equipment;

•    Logistics support equipment; 

•    Thermal imagery systems;

•    Spare parts and other field equipment.

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