US President Joe Biden has announced a new Help 800 million military aid package for Ukraine, saying he would ask Congress for more aid to help Ukraine’s military, which is facing a fresh Russian attack on its east coast.
Speaking to Americans from the White House’s Roosevelt Room, Biden called for more funding from Congress for additional aid to Kyiv, with heavy artillery, dozens of howitzers, and shells, according to a report in the Dawn newspaper. Announced to send 1.4 million rounds of ammunition as well as tactical drones to Ukraine.
Biden also announced Crore 500 million in direct economic aid to the Ukrainian government, which is fighting to save lives under siege by Russian forces.
“The situation is at a critical juncture as it prepares the ground for the next phase of this war,” Biden said, referring to Russia’s shift toward the East.
The United States and its allies are advancing as fast as possible to provide Ukraine with the necessary equipment and weapons.
Joe Biden said he would ask Congress for additional funding next week.
“It’s being decided now, I’m asking the Department of Defense to come up with a proposal,” he said.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters that the US House of Representatives would consider additional aid to Ukraine early next week.
There is strong support from Democrats and Republicans to help Ukraine.
The Pentagon says the “ghost drones” included in the American 800 million new US weapons package for Ukraine were quickly developed by the US Air Force for Kyiv and have the capabilities of armed “switchblade” drones.
A Pentagon spokesman, John Kirby, said the air force had been “immediately prepared” to meet the needs of Ukraine.
The Pentagon said the new package would include 75 Howitzers, 72 tactical vehicles, and more than 100 Phoenix Ghost drones that can hit 155mm long distances.
Joe Biden announced plans to increase pressure on Moscow to prevent Russian-affiliated ships from docking at US ports, a senior administration official said, adding that the move was aimed at further isolating Russia.
Joe Biden added that his administration would temporarily allow Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to come to the United States if they had American sponsors.