President Joe Biden announced Thursday a new $800 million military aid package to Ukraine to bolster the country’s resistance to Russia’s invasion launched on February 24.
Speaking from the White House, Biden said the aid includes heavy artillery weapons, Howitzer guns and more tactical drones.
He also indicated that he will prohibit Russian ships from docking in American ports and accessing the coasts of his country, a measure similar to that already adopted by Europe.
Biden criticized the brutality of Russian forces in Ukraine and remarked that the most important thing is for the international community to maintain unity in the face of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The president warned that Putin is betting on the unity of the West to break, so it is important to show him that he is wrong.
The White House informed that, minutes before his speech, Biden received at the presidential residence the Ukrainian Prime Minister, Denys Shmyhal, who is traveling to Washington.
The military aid announced today comes a day after Washington publicized a new battery of sanctions against a network of 40 individuals and companies, led by Russian oligarch Konstantin Malofeyev, that is allegedly helping Russia dodge Western sanctions over the war in Ukraine.