The United States on Friday announced a new weapons package for Ukraine, worth almost USD 2.2 billion and including longer-range rockets for the first time, news agencies reported.
The new rockets would double Ukraine's strike range in its conflict with Russia, a US official, Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder, told a news briefing, according to the Reuters news agency.
As part of the package, Washington will provide Kyiv with Ground Launched Small Diameter Bombs (GLSDB), which have a range of 150 kilometers, Polish state news agency PAP reported.
Washington has provided Kyiv with almost USD 30 billion in military aid since Russia's invasion in February last year, according to officials.
The United States on January 19 said it would provide Ukraine with hundreds of armoured vehicles and other military equipment as part of a USD 2.5 billion security assistance package.
On January 6, the US administration said it would send more than USD 3 billion worth of new weapons to Ukraine, including Bradley fighting vehicles and new air defence missiles, to help the country defend itself against Russia's invasion.
The US Army's Transportation Command earlier this week announced a shipment of more than 60 Bradley fighting vehicles to Ukraine.
Friday is day 345 of Russia’s conflict against Ukraine.