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Blinken announces $2B in additional aid to Ukraine

Additional funds to be put in '1st-of-its-kind defense enterprise fund,' spent for arms purchases, investment in Ukraine's military-industrial base, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says

16:59 - 15/05/2024 среда
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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday announced that Washington would provide an additional $2 billion in military assistance to Ukraine.

Washington has been working "to ensure that Ukraine can deliver on the battlefield," Blinken said at a news conference following a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.

Pointing out that Kyiv would be receiving more military assistance from the US after Congress passed supplemental funding in late April, he said: "Today, I want to add to that by announcing that we will provide an additional $2 billion in foreign military financing for Ukraine."

Blinken said the money would be put in a "first-of-its-kind defense enterprise fund," set up to help Ukraine buy arms from the US and other nations and invest in its own military-industrial base.

He also underlined that the US and Ukraine continue to work on a security agreement, which he said could be finalized "very very shortly."

#Antony Blinken
#Dmytro Kuleba
#Kyiv
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