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SVPressa: 21 April 2022, The United States announced a ban on Russian-linked ships from entering ports. This was stated by US President Joe Biden , speaking at the White House with a speech about the situation around Ukraine.
The US is sending Ukraine a new $800 million military aid package, including heavy artillery and 144,000 rounds, as well as UAVs, he said.
“Today I am announcing another $800 million to further strengthen Ukraine’s ability to fight in the east, in the Donbass. This pack includes heavy artillery pieces, dozens of howitzers, and 144,000 ammo for these howitzers. It also includes more tactical UAVs,” he said.
As Biden stressed, the US administration will send an additional request to the US Congress next week to increase military assistance to Ukraine.
“I have almost exhausted my authority in terms of allocating funds that Congress provided for Ukraine last month. Next week, I will have to send an additional budget request to Congress to ensure the uninterrupted supply of weapons and ammunition to Kiev, ”the American leader explained.
He also noted that the United States and its allies are acting as quickly as possible when transferring new weapons to Ukraine, sending systems specifically for fighting in the Donbass.
“The United States, our allies and partners are acting as quickly as possible to continue providing Ukraine with the weapons that its forces need to defend the country,” he said.
As Biden said, we are talking about military equipment that meets the needs of Ukraine in light of the fighting in the Donbass and the landscape of the region. According to Biden, the United States is able to continue to provide military assistance to Ukraine for a long time, the question is whether the West will maintain sanctions against Russia.
In addition, according to Biden, the United States will provide Ukraine with an additional $500 million in direct economic assistance. He also announced the launch of a program for accepting refugees from Ukraine, which will speed up their immigration, writes TASS .
Earlier, “SP” wrote that the United States could lift sanctions against Russia if Moscow radically changes its policy.