Pentagon announces 150 mln USD in security assistance for Ukraine

Washington, June 11 (Xinhua): The Pentagon on Friday announced 150 million US dollars of security assistance package for Ukraine to improve their defense capacity.

The United States will give Ukraine radars against artillery, non-countertary aerial systems, safe communications equipment, electronic equipment and military medical evacuation equipment, and training and equipment To improve the operational safety and capacity of the operational capacity of bases of the Ukrainian Air Force, according to a Pentagon statement.

The declaration says that the package represents the remaining funds allocated by the Congress for the Ukrainian Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) in fiscal year 2021, which ends the September 30th.

The United States had provided 125 million dollars of security assistance to Ukraine this march.

The package "is possible by the Department of Defense, in coordination with the Department of State, which certifies that Ukraine has achieved sufficient progress in the defense reforms this Year, "he added.

The Pentagon said that the United States said the United States. It had provided more than 2.5 billion dollars in security aid to Ukraine since 2014. Crimea joined Russia in March 2014, after a popular referendum, which Ukraine and the West never recognized.

We President Joe Biden, on Monday, reaffirmed his support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, in a call with the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, An effort to reassure Kiev before the US Summit. UU and Russia scheduled on June 16 in Geneva. The ongoing conflict in East Ukraine, which began in April 2014, has claimed about 14,000 lives and went up to 40,000 injured. Kiev has repeatedly blamed Moscow for inciting conflict. Russia, however, has denied the charges, saying that the accusations are unfounded. EndItem

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