Biden announces additional $800M in military aid to Ukraine

Delivering remarks at the White House on Thursday, President Biden announced an additional $800 million in military aid to help Ukrainian forces fight Russia in the eastern part of Ukraine.

Video transcript

JOE BIDEN: And the United States, and our allies, and partners are moving as fast as possible to continue to provide Ukraine the forces that they need, the weapons they need-- excuse me, the equipment they need. Their forces need to defend their nation.

Last week, I signed an $800-million package of security assistance to Ukraine that include a new capabilities, like artillery systems and armored personnel carriers-- equipment that is responsive to Ukraine's needs and tailored to support the intensified fighting in the Donbass region, which is a different war than in other places.

Because both topographically, it's different. It's flat. It's-- it's not in the mountains. And it requires different kinds of weapons to be more effective. Today, I'm announcing another $800 million to further augment Ukraine's ability to fight in the east and the Donbass region.

This package includes heavy artillery weapons, dozens of howitzers, and 144,000 rounds of ammunition to go with those howitzers. It also includes more tactical drones.