U.S. Providing Billions In Aid To Ukraine As Russia Claims Bakhmut

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The White House announced more support for Ukraine in the form of about $500 million in ammunition and equipment taken from current military stockpiles so as to reach the war zone more quickly.  “U.S.-provided HIMARS (a type of rocket launcher), air defense interceptors, and artillery rounds that Ukraine is using to defend itself” said Secretary of State Antony Blinken.  Much of the immediate aid going to Ukraine is anti-armor systems, small arms, heavy equipment transport vehicles, and maintenance support, with another $2 billion to come later in advanced missile-systems, anti-drone rockets and satellite terminals.  Support to Ukraine from the U.S. totals about $35.1 billion since Russia invaded.  The announcement comes just as the BBC reports Russia’s Wagner Mercenary group claims to have “in a legal sense” captured Bakhmut.