The Ukrainian President has praised the US for including tank-killing armored vehicles in its latest multibillion-dollar package of military aid.
On Friday, the White House announced a package of $3.75 billion in weapons and other aid for Ukraine and its neighbors on NATO’s eastern flank.
This is the biggest package of US military assistance for Ukraine since the start of the war and for the first time will include Bradley armored vehicles — known as tank-killers because of the anti-tank missiles they fire.
In his nightly address, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky said: “For the first time, we will get Bradley armored vehicles — this is exactly what is needed.
“New guns and rounds, including high-precision ones, new rockets, new drones. It is timely and strong.”
He thanked US counterpart Joe Biden, US lawmakers and “all the Americans who appreciate freedom, and who know that freedom is worth protecting”.