Biden Accepts Putin’s Challenge in Ukraine war: Joe Biden has announced $ 2.5 billion defense aid to Zelensky even after Russia’s stern warning to America, including NATO, on giving war weapons to Ukraine. Under this, the US will send 90 Stryker combat vehicles and 59 additional Bradley combat vehicles to Ukraine.
Biden Accepts Putin’s Challenge in Ukraine war: Joe Biden has announced $ 2.5 billion defense aid to Zelensky even after Russia’s stern warning to America, including NATO, on giving war weapons to Ukraine. Under this, the US will send 90 Stryker combat vehicles and 59 additional Bradley combat vehicles to Ukraine. This is the latest US aid package for Ukraine. US President Joe Biden has announced this major defense aid to Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky at a time when Putin has warned NATO and Western countries of dire consequences if they directly give weapons to Ukraine. But ignoring Putin’s threats, America has decided to send the consignment of dangerous weapons to Ukraine. Due to this the danger of third world war has started looming.
However, the tanks that Ukraine desperately needed in the war are not included in the $2.5 billion package, which has become a point of contention as Germany has also indicated that it will sell its Leopard tanks to Ukraine. Will not send until America sends its Abrams tank. While the US has said that its Abrams tank, which is similar to an aircraft’s jet engine and powered by a complex turbine engine, would not be suitable for current combat due to its frequent maintenance and fuel requirements.
Ammunition and these weapons included in the American package
The US defense aid package includes ammunition, hundreds of tow missiles for the HIMARS rocket artillery system, NASAMS air defense system, Bradley’s 25mm cannon and Bradley’s anti-tank weaponry. The package includes eight additional Avenger air defense systems, 350 Humvees, 53 mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles, or MRAPS, thousands of anti-armor rockets and an additional 3 million rounds of small arms ammunition. As well as 90 Strykers and 59 additional Bradley fighting vehicles. US Defense Secretary Colin Kahl said it is also committed to providing merchandised infantry support to prevent Kyiv’s forces from being defeated by Russia in the fierce ground fighting now underway in eastern Ukraine. The more heavily armored and tracked Bradley and medium-armored Stryker will provide Ukraine with “two brigades of armored capability,” the Pentagon said in a news release.
These weapons of America can cause havoc
The Army operates over 550 Strykers in various configurations. The wheeled and armored Stryker is being supplied to Ukraine for the first time. It can also be modified to provide medical evacuation or reconnaissance. In addition it can be used as a nuclear, biological and chemical response vehicle, in addition to rapid infantry squadrons in combat. The Bradley has more firepower with its cannon and anti-tank missile launcher. The Armored Stryker, on the other hand, is much lighter than wheeled and can move very quickly on paved roads, meaning it can quickly engage infantry squadrons into battle.
American weapons will also work against Russia’s air strike
Additional air defense systems and ammunition are being sent to Ukraine to help defend against an onslaught of Russian missile attacks against its civilian population, including last weekend’s Russian missile attack on an apartment building in Dnipro, the Pentagon said. is included. At least 45 people, including children, were killed in the Russian attack. The $2.5 billion package is one of several recent multibillion-dollar announcements of aid for Ukraine, as the US and allies commit to delivering heavy weapons to Kyiv ahead of an expected Russian spring offensive.
The new aid package brings total US military aid to Ukraine to $26.7 billion since Russia’s February 2022 invasion. US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is currently in Germany and will meet with the Ukraine Defense Contact Group on Friday. It will be attended by representatives of about 50 countries that are in support of giving arms to Ukraine.