The US announced a new shipment of USD 550 million in weapons to Ukraine

Ukrainian soldiers work with a BM-21 Grad multiple rocket launch system, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, near the town of Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine.  June 12, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Ukrainian soldiers work with a BM-21 Grad multiple rocket launch system, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, near the town of Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine. June 12, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

The United States on Monday announced a new weapons package for Ukraine forces fighting Russia.including ammunition such as rocket launchers and artillery cannons.

The new $550 million package “will include more ammunition for advanced high-mobility rocket systems, also known as HIMARSas well as ammunition” for artillery, National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters.

This raises total military assistance to Ukraine since President Joe Biden took office to more than $8 billionsaid.

On the other hand, the European Commission announced this Monday in disbursement of 1,000 million euros (1,025 million dollars) of macro-financial assistance to Ukraineas part of the package of 9,000 million euros announced to deal with the economic fall and the reconstruction of the country in the face of the Russian offensive.

“This payment of 1,000 million euros is the first part of our €9 billion macro-financial assistance package to help Ukraine meet its emergency financial needs caused by the brutal Russian war”, said the economic vice-president of the European Commission, Valdis Dombrovskis.

The Community Executive has detailed that the first payment, of 500 million euros, has been made this Monday and a second tranche, of 500 million euros, will be disbursed on Tuesday, August 2 in the form of long-term loans on favorable terms.

This is the first disbursement of a total of 9,000 million euros that make up the macro-financial aid package announced by the European Commission on May 18 and which was later supported by the Twenty-seven and the European Parliament.

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