U.S. Sending Ukraine More HIMARS Missiles in Massive Defense Package

The U.S. is set to send Ukraine more HIMARS missiles as part of a massive defense package, officials announced on Monday.

After Russian President Vladimir Putin launched the invasion of Ukraine on February 24, many Western countries, including the U.S., quickly backed Ukraine, sending humanitarian and military aid to bolster its defense.

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Defense announced the latest round of military aid for Ukraine, including more ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), which have been called a “game changer” for Ukraine. In total, the package will total $1 billion, with the amount of military aid sent by President Joe Biden’s administration totaling $9.8 billion since January of 2021.

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