During call to Zelenskyy, Biden tells US 'will never recognise' Russia's annexation of Ukrainian territory
Biden affirmed the continued readiness of the US to impose severe costs on any individual, entity, or country that provides support to Russia's purported annexation.
US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said that the package includes howitzers, artillery munitions, Humvees, armored ambulances, anti-tank systems and more.
The announcement comes as Ukraine is celebrating its 1991 declaration of independence from the Soviet Union.
Zelenskyy's firings of his top senior officials have resurfaced those concerns and may have inadvertently given fresh attention to allegations of high-level corruption in Kyiv.
Biden, other G7 leaders, and Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky, are to meet virtually on Sunday to discuss Western support for Kyiv in its struggle against President Vladimir Putin's invasion.
White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan bluntly warned China to avoid helping Russia evade punishment from global sanctions that have hammered the Russian economy.