Sources: US to provide $450 million in additional security assistance to Ukraine

Sources: US to provide $450 million in additional security assistance to Ukraine

Sources: US to provide $450 million in additional security assistance to Ukraine

White House (file photo)   Sources: US to provide $450 million in additional security assistance to Ukraine

This includes additional missile systems

The US is expected to provide $450 million in additional security assistance to Ukraine .

This includes additional long-range missile systems.

Two US officials told Reuters on Thursday.

One An administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity, specified that an announcement to that effect was expected later on Thursday and that the said assistance package is expected to include four additional HIMARS highly mobile artillery rocket systems.

However, he admitted that the details could change.

Earlier Thursday, Ukraine said it had received the first batch of HIMARS, which Kyiv hopes could help Ukrainian forces turn the tide in the fighting.

According to US officials, Washington received assurances from Kyiv that long-range weapons would not be used to strike Russian territory.