Ukraine: the United States validates new military aid

Lhe White House has approved up to $600 million in additional military assistance to Ukraine, according to a statement Thursday. This assistance consists of equipment and services, but also training, according to the American executive, which does not give more details, in particular on the armaments provided. Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States has already provided over $15 billion in military assistance to Ukraine. This new American announcement comes as the Ukrainian army has been leading a vast counter-offensive since the beginning of the month.

The United States also announced a new round of sanctions on Thursday targeting a long list of Russian technology companies and officials including bankers, a neo-Nazi paramilitary group and a close associate of President Vladimir Putin accused of coordinating the forced displacement. of Ukrainian children.

22 officials and entities targeted

“The United States will continue to take strong action to hold Russia accountable for its war crimes, atrocities and aggression” in Ukraine, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said in a statement. Some 22 officials and entities are thus blacklisted by the United States, including relatives of the Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, himself already sanctioned, as well as senior officials of the Russian banking system, including Vladimir Komlev, who heads the system. of payment Mir.

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At the same time, the Treasury and Commerce Department is banning all exports to Russia and Belarus of computer materials in a bid, according to the Treasury, to impede reconstruction efforts by the Russian military, which has suffered heavy losses in its war against Ukraine launched last February.

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