What will be the contribution of US military aid to Ukraine? Explained by an expert

What will be the contribution of US military aid to Ukraine? Explained by an expert
What will be the contribution of US military aid to Ukraine? Explained by an expert

He reminded that most of the aid given is military, but it also includes humanitarian aid. Of the aid provided, ATACMS long-range missiles have attracted the most public attention, but no less important is conventional artillery ammunition, which Ukraine lacks.

“In the coming weeks and months, the importance of aid in Ukraine will be seen,” Vērdins said and pointed out that it takes time for aid to reach the front lines.

When discussing whether and what kind of aid the USA could provide to Ukraine in the future, Vērdins emphasized that the future will be determined by the upcoming US presidential elections.

On the other hand, when asked how US military support could change Ukraine’s position in the long term, Vērdins stated that he is not a big optimist in this matter.

“Compared to what was given in the previous two years, this aid package actually allows the war to be fought at the same level as before. Tactical achievements can happen, but it will not bring significant changes on the front, in the best case, Ukraine will manage to maintain the current situation,” Vērdins said.

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It has already been reported that US President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that he signed a package of bills that includes military aid to Ukraine in the amount of 61 billion US dollars.

“This is the 56th piece of equipment that the Biden administration is providing to Ukraine from the Department of Defense stockpile starting in August 2021. This package is valued at $1 billion and includes funds to meet Ukraine’s most urgent needs, including air defenses, artillery shells, armored vehicles and anti-tank weapons,” the Pentagon said in a statement.

The new package will include, among other things, missiles for RIM-7 and AIM-9M air defense systems, missiles for man-portable air defense systems “Stinger”, small arms and ammunition, including ammunition for combating drones, ammunition systems HIMARS, 155 millimeter and 105 millimeter artillery shells , Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, Javelin and AT-4 anti-tank systems, high-precision aviation ammunition, anti-personnel mines, night vision devices and other equipment.

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