US confirms additional $200 mn in Ukraine security aid
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President Joe Biden's administration "last month approved the provision of $200 million in additional defensive security assistance to our Ukrainian partners," a senior US official said as Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Kyiv.
Biden approved the new funding, which was previously reported by media outlets but not publicly confirmed, under an emergency authority for nations in peril.
The official did not spell out the items in the new package.
The Biden administration has repeatedly said it is ready to help Ukraine militarily, the culmination of a decade-long shift by the United States which previously worried about angering Russia.
Security aid to Ukraine became controversial for another reason under former president Donald Trump, who held up assistance as he pressed President Volodymyr Zelensky to dig up dirt on Biden ahead of the 2020 US election.