The US will provide $400 million in additional security assistance to Ukraine, the White House announced Wednesday in a memo.
According to a statement from US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the drawdown "includes additional arms, munitions, and air defense equipment from U.S. Department of Defense inventories."
A White House official said that the package has "additional munitions for National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS), 150 heavy machine guns with thermal imagery sights to counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS); additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), 200 precision-guided 155mm artillery rounds," and more.
Total US military assistance for Ukraine amounts to approximately $19.7 billion since the beginning of the Biden administration, Blinken's statement added.
"We will continue to support Ukraine for as long as it takes, so it can continue to defend itself and be in the strongest possible position at the negotiating table when the time comes," Blinken said.