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U.S. unveils $2 billion in aid for Ukraine, sanctions and tariff hikes on Russia a year after invasion

Posted on AllSides February 24th, 2023
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The United States authorized $2 billion in aid to Ukraine on the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion Friday, and ramped up sanctions and tariffs on Moscow as it tries to bolster Kyiv’s war effort.

The weapons package announced by the Defense Department includes funding for contracts for HIMARS rockets, drones and counter-drone equipment, mine-clearing devices, 155-millimeter artillery ammunition and secure lines of communication.

President Joe Biden met virtually with leaders of the G-7 and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Friday morning to mark the occasion, one year after the group...

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