The United States plans to announce a new military aid package for Ukraine worth up to $500 million on Tuesday, maintaining its resolve to help Ukraine against Russia as Moscow deals with a mutiny by some of its soldiers.
Two US officials said the package will include ground vehicles as Ukraine presses its counteroffensive. One of the officials said that thirty Bradley fighting vehicles and 25 Stryker armored personnel carriers are expected to be included.
As part of the aid package, Ukraine will receive ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), anti-tank weapons including Javelins, and ammunition for Patriot and Stinger anti-aircraft systems, according to the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
The package was still being finalized and could go up, they said. The White House did not respond to a request for comment.
The package would be financed using the Presidential Withdrawal Authority, or PDA, which authorizes the president to transfer items and services from US stock without congressional approval during an emergency. The material will come from excess US inventory.