The U.S. on Friday announced a $400 million security aid package for Ukraine, providing more ammunition, equipment and munitions for Kyiv in its fight against Russia.
The State Department said the latest package includes munitions for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) and howitzer artillery guns, as well as ammunition for the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles the U.S. first announced for Ukraine in January.
The latest round of security aid also includes demolitions munitions, equipment and other material, as well as services for maintenance, training and support of Ukrainian troops, who have been fighting against a Russian invasion for more than a year.
The package also includes armored vehicle-launched bridges, which accompany armored columns and allow vehicles to cross rivers, streams, ditches and trenches, according to the Defense Department. The bridges are carried on the chassis of armored vehicles before they are launched at river or stream banks. They can also be quickly folded up on the other side of the crossing.
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