Kyiv will receive a new $2.2 billion package in military assistance from the United States of America and expects the American Congress to approve another package of almost $45 billion that will strengthen the Ukrainian defense against the Russian invaders, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said Friday.
Part of the package is the new High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) and part is the Patriot surface to air defense systems, Shmyhal wrote on Telegram.
House of Representatives has followed the Senate in approving the budget bill that earmarks nearly $45 billion for aid to Ukraine. We thank @SpeakerPelosi and all members of 🇺🇸 Congress for their strong support for 🇺🇦.
— Denys Shmyhal (@Denys_Shmyhal) December 23, 2022
The $45 billion package will include military, economic and humanitarian assistance, he said, noting that it was included in the 2023 US federal budget and part of an effort to support the Ukraine war effort against the belligerent Russia.
“Yesterday, the Senate already voted in favor of this $45 billion draft. Now the decision is up to the House of Representatives,” he said.
Shmyhal said Kyiv will receive more than 200 shipments of energy equipment and the EU promised to deliver 900 generators and the promise will be fulfilled at all costs and EU will not leave its Ukrainians brothers and sisters alone in winter.
He said 500,000 generators were brought to Ukraine in 2022 by businesses and people, and “partners” give Ukraine large generator sets that can power large number of important objects.
Shmyhal said he had a telephone conversation with South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo and thanked him for “the consistent support of Ukraine, providing humanitarian and military assistance.”
“We look forward to expanding the amount of assistance from the South Korea in terms of equipment for repairing our energy infrastructure,” he said, adding that the participation of Korean companies in the post-conflict reconstruction of Ukraine was discussed.
“We are grateful to the government and people of the Republic of Korea for their contribution to the security of Ukrainians and our victory,” Shmyhal said.
Anadolu news story with additional input by Global Village Space news desk.