The Pentagon announced another $400 million weapons package for Ukraine on Thursday, intensifying conflict in the war-torn European country.

Iran PressAmerica: The new aid includes four Avenger air defense systems, missiles for HAWK air defense systems, ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, artillery rounds, and hundreds of grenade launchers. 

It comes one week after the Pentagon announced a separate $400 million package, bringing the total aid that the Biden administration has sent to Ukraine to over $19 billion.  

"When I was in Kyiv last week, I had the chance to consult directly with President Zelenskyy and his team on the ground about what Ukraine needs to be in the strongest position possible on the battlefield," White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said at a press conference on Thursday. 

"This increased air defense will be critical for Ukraine," added Sullivan. 

Zelenskyy thanked the US for the latest weapons package on Thursday.


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