|HIMARS was introduced in Estonia on early January, 2023 (Photo: REUTERS)
The new tranche of military aid includes the precision-guided long-range weapons for the HIMARS system as well as conventional rockets previously sent to Ukraine.
It also includes air-defense and counter-drone weapons, armored infantry vehicles, Javelin anti-tank missiles, and artillery ammunition, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement. Blinken said the United States also continues to rally the world to support Ukraine to help it defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The same day, Germany approved the export of Leopard 1 main battle tanks to Ukraine, the government spokesman Steffen Hebestreit said.
Previously the German government had approved the delivery of more modern Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.