Pentagon informed on Friday that it will keep constant flow of ammunition for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) and other artilleries to disrupt the Russian supply lines.
A senior defense official told reporters that a new $775 million aid package will include 15 Scan Eagles, 40 mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles known as MRAPs with mine-clearing rollers, and 2,000 anti-armor rounds that can help Ukraine troops move forward in the south and east, where Russian forces have placed mines.
A Defense Department official on condition of anonymity told U.S. media that the Ukrainians lacked sufficient troops and combat power to drive Russian troops from their defensive positions.
Early-August, Washington announced $1 billion military aid package, the largest ever, including also arms, ammunition and other military equipment.
This latest aid comes as Russia’s war on Ukraine is about to reach the six-month mark. It brings the total U.S. military aid to Ukraine to about $10.6 billion since the beginning of the Biden administration. It is the 19th time the Pentagon has provided equipment from Defense Department stocks to Ukraine since August 2021.