US prepares series of aid packages for Ukraine

U.S. State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller
U.S. State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller

The United Sates aims to resume the pace of military support for Ukraine that was seen before Congressional deadlock stalled the supply in late 2023, U.S. State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller said on May 8.

His comment was in response to a journalist's question about whether the U.S. intended to expedite air defense shipments following Russia’s major air strike on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure earlier on the same day.

“We are working on other packages; I think you can expect that we will return to the pace we were at before the funding pause," Miller said at a press briefing.

At the same time, he did not provide any details on the scope and timing of the forthcoming military aid tranches.

On April 20, after months of discussion, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill providing over $60 billion in aid for Ukraine. It was signed into law by U.S. President Joe Biden on April 24.

The White House estimates that the funding should last until the end of 2024.

The New York Times reported that Washington had secretly sent Ukraine more than 100 ATACMS ballistic missiles in March.

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