Blinken and Austin during a secret visit to Kyiv announced new military assistance and the return of American diplomats to Ukraine

Blinken and Austin during a secret visit to Kyiv announced new military assistance and the return of American diplomats to Ukraine

The United States will provide Ukraine with more than $300 million of military funding and approve the sale of weapons worth $165 million

Blinken and Austin during a secret visit to Kyiv announced new military assistance and the return of American diplomats to Ukraine

What happened? US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced new military assistance for Ukraine during a closed secret visit to Kyiv on April 24.

Source. This was reported by the American media with reference to a high-ranking representative of the State Department.

Details. CNN notes that Blinken and Austin have announced foreign military funding for Ukraine and 15 allied and partner countries worth $713 million.

The Associated Press reported that the United States will provide Ukraine with more than $300 million of military funding and approve the sale of weapons worth $165 million.

The new money, along with the sale of non-U.S.-made ammunition that is compatible with Soviet-era weapons, brings the total amount of American military assistance to Ukraine to $3.7 billion since the invasion.

Also during the meeting, Blinken said that US diplomats will return to Ukraine this week.

In addition, according to him, US President Joe Biden will appoint Bridget Brink as the US Ambassador to Ukraine. Brink is currently the US Ambassador to Slovakia.

Previously. Earlier it was informed that the United States is thinking of transferring more than $300 billion of frozen assets of the Central Bank of russia to help rebuild Ukraine.

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