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US Sending 625 Million in Military Assistance to Ukraine

President Joe Biden’s administration is sending a fresh package of $625 million in howitzers and other military equipment to Ukraine to help the country defend against Russia.

The equipment includes four high-mobility artillery rocket systems, ammunition for the systems, anti-tank mines, and vehicles designed to be mine-resistant.

Ukrainian forces, who have been using previous aid packages “so effectively on the battlefield,” will be able to “maintain momentum” against Russia with the new aid, Laura Cooper, a deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Defense, told reporters in Washington on Oct. 4.

Ukraine recently liberated Lyman, a city in the region of Donetsk, and U.S. officials say Ukrainian forces have been making progress in the Kharkiv region. Read more…

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