The Pentagon announced plans Tuesday to provide $250 million in funding to Ukraine to assist with additional training, equipment and advisory efforts for the country’s military.
The latest funds cover capabilities required to enhance maritime situational awareness and operation as well as a range of weapons sales, and brings the U.S. total security assistance with Ukraine to $1.5 billion since 2014.
“This security cooperation is made possible by Ukraine’s continued progress on the adoption of key defense institutional reforms to align Ukraine’s national security architecture with Euro-Atlantic principles,” Pentagon officials wrote in a statement.
Under the deal, Ukraine will receive unspecified equipment to “support ongoing training programs and operational needs.”
The $250 million will also include the sale of sniper rifles, rocket-propelled grenade launchers, and counter-artillery radars, command and control systems and electronic warfare detection and secure communications capabilities.
“The United States remains committed to helping Ukraine implement provisions of Ukraine’s 2018 Law on National Security to strengthen democratic civilian control of the military, promote command and control reforms, enhance transparency and accountability in acquisition and budgeting, and advance defense industry reforms,” officials wrote. These reforms will bolster Ukraine’s ability to defend its territorial integrity in support of a secure, prosperous, democratic, and free Ukraine.