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US announced $3 billion in military aid to Ukraine

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WASHINGTON: The United States pledged $3 billion in military support for Ukraine on Friday, calling it the biggest aid package for Kyiv to date.

According to Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, the support, which the Pentagon will specify later, would include Bradley infantry combat vehicles, MRAPs and other people carriers, and self-propelled howitzers.

The previous day, Washington and Berlin stated that they would supply armoured vehicles — Bradleys from the US and Marders from Germany — but did not specify specific numbers.

Bradleys, which are typically mounted with a 25mm autocannon, a 7.62mm machine gun, and anti-tank missiles, will give extra firepower to Ukrainian forces.

“It’s not a tank, but it’s a tank killer,” Pentagon spokesperson Brigadier General John Kirby explained.

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