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Ukraine-Russia live news: US to send $450m more in military aid | Russia-Ukraine war News

Ukraine-Russia live news: US to send 0m more in military aid | Russia-Ukraine war News
  • The United States is sending another $450 million in military aid to Ukraine, including four High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS).
  • The European Union’s 27 nations have unanimously approved Ukraine’s application to become a candidate country for membership to the bloc.
  • President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says EU’s decision is one of the most important for Ukraine since it gained independence.
  • Ukraine says it will move quickly and take the necessary steps for accession talks to begin.
(Al Jazeera)

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8 mins ago (00:04 GMT)

US sending advanced rocket systems, other aid to Ukraine

The United States will send another $450 million in military aid to Ukraine, including some additional medium-range rocket systems, to help push back Russian progress in the war, officials have announced.

The latest package includes four High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, or HIMARS, which will double the number they have now. All four were prepositioned in Europe, and training on those systems has already begun with the Ukrainian troops who will use them, said Marine Corps Lt. Col. Anton Semelroth, a Pentagon spokesman.

The first four HIMARS that the US previously sent have already gone to the battlefield in Ukraine and are in the hands of troops there.

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According to the Pentagon, the aid also includes 18 tactical vehicles that are used to tow howitzers, so the weapons can be moved around the battlefield, as well as 18 coastal and riverine patrol boats, thousands of machine guns, grenade launchers and rounds of ammunition, and some other equipment and spare parts.

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