US military aid worth $275 million being sent to Ukraine

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The latest aid package includes ammunition and high-tech systems that can be used to detect and counter drones 

The U.S. has announced another package worth $275 million of military aid is being sent to help Ukraine with the war against Russia. According to a report in Associated Press on Friday, December 9, the most recent aid includes high-tech systems for detecting drones, as well as, large quantities of ammunition.  

A statement by a U.S. official cited in the report said, “The latest package of aid includes 80,000 rounds of ammunition for howitzers and an undisclosed amount of ammunition for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, known as HIMARS.”, The statement further said, “It also includes systems to counter drones and air defenses, along with more HUMVEES, generators and other combat equipment”. 

The aid being sent to Ukraine this time is must smaller than the earlier packages as military experts predict a slowdown in war activities during the winter, the report said. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg was also cited saying, the Russians are planning for a new offensive during warmer weather and appear to be slowing their military activities.  

The report also said, Russia also procured drones from Iran earlier in the summer and according to officials, is now looking to buy more of them.  

In the past months, drone attacks between both Ukraine and Russia have increased, as the most recent attack took place on two strategic Russian air bases.

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