“I would like to express my gratitude for this support. This is very important for our security in the Donbass, a part of eastern Ukraine and the current center of the conflict with Russia,” the Ukrainian head of state told the nation in his daily nightly video message.
According to a White House report, the US president today announced that his country would provide another $ 1 billion (approximately 962 million euros) to the Ukrainian president.
The new aid package includes artillery, Coast Guard systems and ‘rockets’ to support Ukrainians’ “defensive operations” in the Donbass.
In addition to military aid, Biden announced that the United States would provide an additional $ 225 million (approximately மில்லியன் 220 million) to Ukraine in humanitarian assistance, including clean water, medical supplies, food and shelter.
In his telephone conversation with Zelensky, the US President reaffirmed his commitment to “US support” in defending Ukraine’s democracy, sovereignty and territorial integrity against “unjust Russian occupation.”
The United States has already set aside about $ 4.6 billion (about 4 4.4 billion) in defense assistance to Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion on February 24, according to Pentagon data on June 1.
“I am grateful to the United States for mobilizing the support of all allies,” he said.
Volodymyr Zhelensky said he had discussed with his US envoy the “tactical situation on the ground” and the “acceleration” of Ukraine’s victory.
The official said he had also held talks with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who promised to support Kiev “until the final victory” this Wednesday via the social networking site Twitter.
In the early hours of February 24, Russia launched a military offensive in Ukraine, which has already displaced more than 15 million people – more than eight million internally displaced persons and more than 7.5 million neighbors – according to a recent report. UN data rank the worst refugee crisis in Europe since World War II (1939-1945).
According to the United Nations, about 15 million people in Ukraine are in need of humanitarian assistance.
The Russian invasion – justified by Russian President Vladimir Putin and the need to “tenacify” Ukraine for Russia’s defense and militarization – was condemned by the international community in general, which responded by sending arms to Ukraine and imposing sanctions that effectively affect Ukraine. In all fields from banking to sports.
The UN has confirmed that 4,452 civilians were killed and 5,531 wounded in the war, which entered its 112th day today.