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Blinken announces military aid to Ukraine

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced new military aid to Ukraine worth two billion dollars to help this country repel Russian attacks, especially in the northeast of the country, noting his country’s focus on providing Patriot batteries in Kharkiv.
The announcement of the aid came in a press conference with his Ukrainian counterpart, Dmytro Kuleba, weeks after Washington approved a $61 billion aid package for Ukraine, whose approval by Congress was delayed for months.
He also said, “Ukraine is going through a critical time, and the United States will continue to support it.”
The American minister expressed his discouragement of using American weapons to target Russian territory, but indicated that the decision is up to Ukraine.
He added that the signing of the security agreement with Ukraine is imminent.
On the other hand, the Foreign Minister of Ukraine said that any delay in providing military supplies will not make us victorious.
Blinken’s unannounced visit came weeks after the US Congress approved, after long delay, a huge aid package for Ukraine worth $61 billion.
Since then, the United States has released about $1.4 billion in military aid from its stockpiles, especially the Patriot and NASAMS air defense systems that Ukraine desperately needs to confront the Russians, in addition to artillery ammunition.
The flow of aid is also expected to continue at an accelerated pace, with Washington facing difficulty in making up for the months that passed while Congress was trying to reach an agreement on aid to Ukraine.
Moscow launched a major, surprise ground attack on the Kharkiv region last week as part of its effort to advance while Kiev struggles to obtain equipment and equipment.
While the sudden Russian ground attack forced thousands of residents in Kharkiv to flee, and also prompted the Ukrainian authorities to mobilize more forces.

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