Headline RoundupMarch 17th, 2022

Biden Announces $800M in Military Aid to Ukraine

Summary from the AllSides News Team

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden offered $800 million in new military aid to Ukraine as Russian shelling continues and refugees continue to flee but hope for peace. The funding comes from the $13.6 billion aid package signed into law on Tuesday.

The announcement came hours after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pleaded with Congress for more help, and the assistance is expected to help local forces counter Russian missile attacks. It includes anti-aircraft systems, shoulder-mounted anti-armor machine guns, and grenade launchers, among other things.  The aid does not, however, fulfil Zelenskyy's request for a no-fly zone or to send jets to Ukraine to help in their fight against Russia.

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