The U.S. will give an additional $75 million in nonlethal aid to Ukraine, including drones, radios, counter-mortar radar, and medical equipment, a US official said on Wednesday. The supplies will be funded by the European Reassurance Initiative, the official added. The new aid package also includes about 30 armored Humvees.
Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko was informed by Vice president Biden about the new aid package in a phone call, the White House announced.
An administration official said that “The White House continue(s) to believe that there is no military resolution to this crisis but that Ukraine has the right to defend and protect itself.”
the administration official added that “new nonlethal aid to Ukraine is part of our efforts to help Ukraine’s defense for internal security and resist further violence”
According to White House official’s statement “Biden and Poroshenko spoke about the additional non-lethal U.S. security assistance to Ukraine, the situation in the east.” Biden also added in a statement that he remains concerned about ongoing violations of a cease fire by the separatists near Mariupol and Donetsk areas that have at times seen fierce fighting.