Joe Biden Agrees $800M In Artillery, Helicopter Weapons Aid For Ukraine

Joe Biden Agrees $800M In Artillery, Helicopter Weapons Aid For Ukraine
President Joe Biden walks to speak to reporters before boarding Air Force One at Des Moines International Airport, in Des Moines Iowa, Tuesday, April 12, 2022, en route to Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON - Head Of State Joe Biden on Wednesday authorized $800 million in brand-new military assistance to Ukraine, consisting of artillery as well as helicopters, to bolster its defenses against an intensified Russian offensive in the country's east.

Biden announced the help after a phone call with Ukrainian Head of state Volodymyr Zelenskyy to collaborate the shipment of the support, which he said consisted of artillery systems, weapons rounds, as well as armored personnel carriers, in addition to helicopters.

" This new package helpful will certainly contain most of the very effective weapons systems we have already provided as well as brand-new abilities customized to the bigger attack we expect Russia to launch in eastern Ukraine," Biden stated in a statement.

Biden stated the U.S. will continue to collaborate with allies to share extra tools as well as resources as the dispute proceeds.

" The constant supply of tools the USA and also its Allies and also companions have provided to Ukraine has actually been essential in sustaining its battle versus the Russian invasion," Biden stated. "It has actually assisted ensure that (Russia Head Of State Vladimir" Putin fell short in his initial war aims to overcome as well as regulate Ukraine. We can not relax currently." 

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