U.S. Seizes 1 Million Rounds of Ammunition from Iran, Sends to Ukraine

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The U.S. seized one million rounds of ammunition from an Iranian ship and then transferred to Ukraine as part of its support for the country’s conflict against Russia. The shipment arrived on Wednesday at a military airport near Kiev, where it was received by Ukrainian officials and U.S. diplomats. The ammunition included 7.62mm and 12.7mm cartridges. The U.S. said the delivery was part of its commitment to Ukraine. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) stated, “We have problems funding Social Security, we have problems funding, Medicare, Medicaid, all the things that have already been promised to our people we have trouble funding, and we just don’t have extra money just to be sending to another country.” The Biden administration and the U.S. Congress have so far directed more than $75 billion in assistance to Ukraine.