The United States will finance the transfer of these weapons to Ukraine as part of a new aid package.
The United States will transfer Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems to Ukraine. They will be part of a new $40 billion aid package recently approved by the Senate.
It is reported by The Washington Post .
The new aid package, approved on Thursday, May 19, provides for $20 billion in military assistance to Ukraine. According to the publication, the United States plans to finance the transfer of weapons systems such as Patriot and long-range artillery to the Ukrainian army.
In addition, the aid package included more than $8 billion in general economic support for Ukraine, almost $5 billion in global food aid, and more than $1 billion in support for refugees.
Patriot is an anti-aircraft missile system designed to destroy short-range ballistic missiles, aircraft and cruise missiles.