The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv this week announced that about 88 tons of ammunition from the U.S. arrived in Ukraine at the direction of President Biden.
The delivery, shown being unloaded from a Kalitta Air 747 cargo carrier that flight trackers detailed arrived on Nov. 14 after a stop the day before at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, included pallets of green ammo cans.
"Ukraine received today the delivery of approximately 80,000 kilos of ammunition from the United States," noted the embassy. "It was the fourth shipment made by the United States as part of $60 million in additional security assistance directed to Ukraine by President Biden in August, a demonstration of U.S. commitment to the success of a stable, democratic, and free Ukraine. The United States has given more than $2.5 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since 2014."
"This donation aims to address Russia’s heightened military presence in Crimea and along Ukraine’s borders," said the embassy.
Over the past decade, through the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, armored HMMWVs and Javelin missiles have been delivered to Ukraine. Meanwhile, orders for 16 Mark VI patrol boats and related equipment for an estimated cost of $600 million have been approved by the State Department at the same time refurbished old Coast Guard cutters have been donated to the country.