US unveils $300 million arms package, asks Kyiv not to strike inside Russia

SpaceWar.com reports: “The United States announced a new $300 million arms package for Ukraine on Wednesday, including air defense systems and tens of millions of rounds of ammunition, but warned Kyiv that US weaponry should not be used to attack within Russia.

‘We have been very clear with the Ukrainians privately — we’ve certainly been clear publicly — that we do not support attacks inside Russia. We do not enable and we do not encourage attacks inside Russia,’ National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters.

The Defense Department said the latest shipments will bring the total value of US security assistance to Ukraine to $37.6 billion since Russia’s February 2022 launch of the invasion.

‘The United States will continue to work with its allies and partners to provide Ukraine with capabilities to meet its immediate battlefield needs and longer-term security assistance requirements,’ the Pentagon said in a statement.

The United States has been leading an unprecedented effort by NATO and other allied countries to supply Ukraine with weaponry and other aid…”

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