Washington had already authorized $350 million worth of military equipment on February 26 – the largest such package in US history.

Russia said on Saturday that its troops could target Western weapons supplies in Ukraine (File)

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US President Joe Biden on Saturday authorized $200 million in additional military equipment for Ukraine, as Russia widened its bombardment and pushed civilian areas.

Washington had already authorized $350 million worth of military equipment on February 26 – the largest such package in US history.

Ukraine’s calls for help from President Volodymyr Zelensky are becoming increasingly desperate, and he has repeatedly called on Washington, the European Union and NATO for help.

In a memorandum to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Biden named “the defense articles and services of the Department of Defense to provide assistance to Ukraine, and up to a total value of $200 million in military education and training.”

Russia said on Saturday that its troops could target Western weapons supplies in Ukraine and that the dumping of the weapons would “turn the convoys into legitimate targets.”

The latest US authorization of military aid comes two days after the US State Department rejected proposals to send MiG fighter jets to Ukraine via a US base, saying Kyiv’s efforts to repel a Russian offensive were grounded. Supply of weapons will provide better service. ,

Washington last allowed Ukraine $60 million in military aid, followed by another $200 million in arms and ammunition in December.

Biden has denied direct US action inside Ukraine, warning that the ensuing fight against nuclear-armed Russia would lead to “World War III”.

Meanwhile, EU leaders on Friday sought to double the funding for an additional 500 million euros (about $550 million) in military aid to Ukraine.

In a video message recorded outside his presidential office in Kyiv, Zelensky called on the European Union to do “more” to help his country.

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