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US releases $350 million in security assistance to Ukraine



Report showed that the United States President Joe Biden has ordered the Secretary of State Antony Blinken to release up to $350 million in immediate support to Ukraine’s security and defense, according to a new memo released by the White House late Friday.

According to the report, this is the third drawdown of money; previous orders have been for $60 million and $250 million, putting the total over the last year at over a billion dollars, according to an administration official.

However, the State Department is expected to issue its own statement with more details shortly.

It was gathered that this release is coming after a 40-minute call between Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky earlier Friday, during which they discussed “concrete defense assistance.