Tanks, drones, armored personnel carriers: US authorities will provide Ukraine with a new package of military assistance

20:01 04 November Kyiv, Ukraine

The United States has adopted a new $400 million military aid package to repel Russia's armed aggression. It will be provided under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI).
This was announced during a briefing by Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary Sabrina Singh on Friday, November 4.

The new batch of US military aid for Ukraine includes:
  • 45 repaired T-72 tanks;
  • Hawk air defense systems;
  • 250 M1117 armored personnel carriers;
  • 40 armored boats;
  • 1.1 thousand Phoenix Ghost drones.
Singh clarified that we are talking about Czech tanks. US and Netherlands agree to repair 90 tanks. Repair of half of them will be covered by the American side. Some of them will be transferred to the Armed Forces of Ukraine before the end of this year, the rest - next.
This USAI package underlines the continued commitment of the United States to support Ukraine by meeting its immediate needs, as well as strengthening the ability of the Ukrainian Armed Forces to defend its sovereignty in the long term .
The Pentagon explained that, unlike the Presidential Drawdown Authority (PDA) initiative, which the US Department of Defense continued to use to deliver equipment to Ukraine from Department of Defense stockpiles, USAI is an aid scheme under which the United States funds an industry that provides the production of related weapons and equipment.

Recall that today Defense Minister Alexei Reznikov announced new assistance from the United States. He promised "good news".