President Biden unveiled another $800 million in military aid to Ukraine Thursday, bringing the total amount of assistance to $1 billion since fighting began on Feb. 24.
“This brings our total economic support of Ukraine to $1 billion in the last two months,” Biden said.
“This is money the government can help use to stabilize their economy, to support communities that have been devastated by the Russian onslaught and pay the brave workers that continue to provide essential services to the people of Ukraine,” he added.
The latest round of support includes dozens of howitzers and 144,000 rounds of ammunition.
In Kyiv, Ukrainian President Zelenskyy accused Russian forces of using so-called “Vacuum Bombs.” The weapons are considered “banned” by the United Nations and International Criminal Court.
“The banned weaponry is deployed in a series of charges that detonates dispersed fuel and oxygen in the air. The explosion creates a blast wave of extreme pressure and heat that builds a vacuum-like phenomenon when in an enclosed space – making it particularly effective in urban warfare,” reports Fox News.
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