Biden approves $100 mn aid to Ukraine: Pentagon

Washington, April 6 ( /Sputnik) The US $100 million additional security assistance to Ukraine will include Javelin anti-tank systems, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said. “Today, the Biden Administration authorized an additional Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to an additional $100 million to meet an urgent Ukrainian need for additional Javelin anti-armor systems, which the ted States has been providing to Ukraine and they have been using so effectively to defend their country. This is the sixth drawdown of equipment from Department of Defense inventories for Ukraine since August 2021,” Kirby said. “Combined with $300 million in military assistance announced by the Department April 1, this brings the total US security assistance commitment to Ukraine to more than $2.4 billion since the beginning of the Biden Administration and more than $1.7 billion since the beginning of Russia’s premeditated and unprovoked invasion on February 24,” he said. Meanwhile, US technology company Intel, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of computer components and electronic devices, has suspended its activities in Russia over the situation in Ukraine. “Effective immediately, we have suspended all business operations in Russia,” the company said. “We are working to support all of our employees through this difficult situation, including our 1,200 employees in Russia. We have also implemented business continuity measures to minimize disruption to our global operations,” it said. /SPUTNIK RNJ

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