Updated Sep 16, 2022 - World

U.S. announces $600 million in new military aid for Ukraine

Abandoned military tanks are seen as the Russia-Ukraine war continues on Sept. 15, 2022 in Balakliia, Kharkiv Oblast, Russia. Photo: Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The Biden administration on Thursday announced the U.S. will provide another round of military aid to Ukraine, this time for $600 million, as Russia's invasion nears the seven-month mark.

The latest: Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky, who this week urged Western allies to hasten weapons deliveries after a Ukrainian counteroffensive forced Russia's military to retreat from the Kharkiv region, welcomed the latest U.S. aid package in a tweet saying, "Together we'll win!"

A tweet from Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky praising the Biden administration for the new military aid package.
Photo: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky/Twitter

Driving the news: The funds are intended for "defense articles and services of the Department of Defense," as well as for military education and training, President Biden said in a memorandum.

By the numbers: The U.S. last month announced nearly $3 billion in additional military aid to Ukraine, proceeded by other packages of $550 million, $1 billion and $775 million.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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