US approves $200 million in new security assistance for Ukraine

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Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken delivers remarks to employees at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on January 27, 2021. [State Department Photo by: Ron Przysucha/ Public Domain]

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WASHINGTON, USA – The people of Ukraine are inspiring the world as they defend their country from Russia’s premeditated, unprovoked, and unjustified invasion of their country, says a press release March 12, from the US Department of State, announcing, “a fourth Presidential Drawdown of up to $200 million for additional military assistance for Ukraine’s defense.”

“The United States and our Allies and partners stand in solidarity with the people and government of Ukraine in the face of the Kremlin’s aggression,” said a press statement attributed to Anthony J. Blinken, Secretary of State. “We will also continue to provide humanitarian assistance to those in need and to back the people of Ukraine in their fight for their country through security and economic assistance. The international community is united and determined to hold Putin accountable.”

Secretary of State Anthony J. Blinken, said: “Exercising the additional authority provided in the extension of the continuing resolution, I have immediately authorized [today], pursuant to a delegation by the president, a fourth Presidential Drawdown of up to $200 million for additional military assistance for Ukraine’s defense. This package will include further defensive assistance to help Ukraine meet the armored, airborne, and other threats it is facing. This drawdown will bring the total security assistance provided by the United States to Ukraine to more than $1.2 billion since the beginning of the administration,” he continued.

“We salute the armed forces of Ukraine and all Ukrainian citizens who are defending their country with great skill, iron will, and profound courage. America and its Allies support their efforts to defend their country and protect their fellow citizens, and urge Russia to recognize that force will never defeat Ukraine’s spirit,” noted, Secretary of State Anthony J. Blinken. “We are committed to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and will continue to provide Ukraine the support it needs.”

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