The administration of US President Joe Biden is preparing to announce an additional $800 million in military aid to Ukraine and may make the announcement as early as today, three sources briefed on the matter told Reuters on Thursday.
Mr. Biden would order the grant by exercising his prerogative to approve the transfer of surplus weapons from the US military’s stockpile, the sources said.
The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the announcement could be made this week or next week and noted that the new equipment package could change in size or value.
The White House declined to comment.
Since what Russian President Vladimir Putin describes as a “special military operation” in Ukraine began on February 24, the armed conflict has turned into a war of attrition, fought mainly in the eastern and southern parts of Ukrainian territory.
Washington has already provided billions of dollars worth of military aid to Kyiv.