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State Department Announces New $200M Security Assistance Package for Ukraine; Antony Blinken Quoted

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The Department of State has authorized up to $200 million in military support for Ukraine as the European country copes with the effects of Russia’s invasion.

The package marks a fourth presidential drawdown in support of Ukraine and includes resources to help the country in conflict defend against airborne, armored and other threats, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement posted on Saturday.

The newly announced drawdown raises the Biden administration’s total security assistance to Ukraine to over $1.2 billion. Blinken also said the U.S. will continue to provide security and economic assistance to help Ukraine meet humanitarian needs.

“We are committed to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and will continue to provide Ukraine the support it needs,” said Blinken, who is also a 2021 Wash100 Award winner.