Russia invasion: US releases $2.8bn military assistance to Ukraine

As crisis between Russia and Ukraine take another shape, the United States has announced the released of a new $2.85 billion military assistance to Ukraine.
Announcing the releases of the military aid the Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday, said the aid will include “Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, artillery systems, armored personnel carriers, surface-to-air missiles, ammunition, and other items to support Ukraine as it bravely defends its people, its sovereignty, and its territorial integrity.”
The top US diplomat said the administration would work with Congress “to provide an additional $907 million of Foreign Military Financing under the Additional Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2022.”

“Funds will support Ukraine and countries impacted by Russia’s war in Ukraine,” Blinken said in a statement.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky took to Twitter to welcome “the all-time US defense aid package.” 

“Thank you, POTUS for the completely new weaponry, incl Bradley vehicles, anti-aircraft missiles. It’ll strengthen Ukrainian Army on a battlefield. Awesome Christmas present for Ukraine! Together with the American people we’re approaching a common victory,” he wrote.