Not wasting any time in providing weapons to war-torn countries, as the United States so often does, the Department of State (State) issued a press release announcing up to $1 billion in weapons, armored vehicles, and equipment for Ukraine in support of its defense against the current Russian invasion.

The statement from Secretary Antony Blinken through the Office of the Spokesperson provided little detail aside from the insistence on continuing to promote war.

“Following [the] passage of the national security supplemental, the United States is today announcing a significant new package of weapons and equipment for Ukraine to support the brave Ukrainian people as they defend their country and their freedom against Russia’s aggression.

“This package, which is valued at up to $1 billion, includes urgently needed capabilities including air defense missiles, munitions for HIMARS, artillery rounds, armored vehicles, precision aerial munitions, anti-armor weapons, and small arms, equipment, and spare parts to help Ukraine defend its territory and protect its people.

“We are sending a powerful message today about the power of American leadership as we support Ukraine’s fight against Russian aggression.  The United States will continue to work with the coalition of more than 50 countries we have assembled to provide critical support for Ukraine’s forces.”

Full statement here.

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