: U.S. pledges $60 million in military aid to Ukraine as Biden set to meet Zelensky


The Biden administration is pledging $60 million in military aid to Ukraine, citing an increase in Russian military activity along the country’s border.

The commitment comes ahead of a scheduled Wednesday meeting between President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

A senior U.S. administration official told reporters that the aid will include “additional Javelin anti-armor systems and other defensive lethal and non-lethal capabilities.”

“Ukraine’s significant capability gaps must be urgently addressed to reinforce deterrence in light of the current Russian threat,” the Biden administration said in a notice to Congress, according to the Associated Press.

During the Trump administration, allegations that President Donald Trump withheld aid to Ukraine as part of a scheme to press Kyiv to investigate Biden and his son Hunter formed the basis of the first impeachment case against him.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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