The US Department of Defence Spokesperson Todd Breasseale has confirmed that the United States will provide another USD$1 billion in security assistance to Ukraine. The largest single package of military aid provided under Presidential drawdown authority since the war began.
- The package brings the total aid provided to Ukraine to close to USD$10 billion.
- Comes as Russia and Ukraine reportedly reach an agreement to allow merchant and civilian vessels to traverse grain corridors in the Black Sea to expediate grain exports.
- The World Bank has also announced a USD$4.5 billion grant to facilitate social payments, health care, and pensions.