WASHINGTON, June 15. /TASS/. US President Joe Biden informed his Ukrainian counterpart Vladimir Zelensky about a new package of US military aid for Ukraine worth $1 billion, according to Biden’s statement, published by the White House Wednesday.
He noted that he discussed the Russian military operation in Ukraine with Zelensky. According to the statement, Biden "reaffirmed his commitment" that the US "will stand by Ukraine as it defends its democracy and support its sovereignty and territorial integrity."
"I informed President Zelenskyy that the United States is providing another $1 billion in security assistance for Ukraine," Biden said.
"Today, I am also announcing an additional $225 million in humanitarian assistance to help people inside Ukraine, including by supplying safe drinking water, critical medical supplies and health care, food, shelter, and cash for families to purchase essential items," the US President’s statement reads.
On April 30, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview for Xinhua that NATO states do everything to prevent the completion of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine via diplomatic agreements. The top diplomat noted that weapons are being shipped to Ukraine via an endless flow. According to Lavrov, this is being done under pretext of "combating the invasion," while in reality the US and the EU intend to fight Russia "until the last Ukrainian," they are totally indifferent to the fate of Ukraine as independent subject of international relations.
On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation in Ukraine in response to the aid request from the Donbass republics. He underscored that Moscow does not plan to occupy Ukrainian territories, instead aiming to demilitarize and denazify the country. In response, the West started imposing wide-scale sanctions against Russia. Simultaneously, Western states commenced shipments of arms and military vehicles to Kiev for sums, currently measured in billions of dollars. A number of Western politicians admitted that there is effectively an economic war against Russia going on.