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The United States will send up to an additional $300 million worth of military weapons and equipment to Ukraine" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ukraine, the White House confirmed Wednesday.

The shipment comes as Ukraine prepares for an anticipated spring counteroffensive against Russian forces.

That campaign hinges on the arrival, deployment and integration of military equipment from Western countries, including the United States.

Wednesday’s announcement marks the 37th drawdown of equipment from Defense Department inventories for Ukraine since August 2021.

includes provisions for further ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems. Ukrainian officials have frequently said the HIMARS weapons are very effective against Russian forces.

A larger military weapons package announced last month included over $500 million for ammunition and equipment along with $2.1 billion worth of air defense systems.

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