US State Department pledges support worth US$10 million for Ukrainian Navy

Two ex-US Coast Guard cutters that have been turned over to the Ukrainian Navy US Coast Guard file photo Two ex-US Coast Guard cutters that have been turned over to the Ukrainian Navy

The US State Department, subject to Congressional approval, will provide an additional US$10 million in Foreign Military Financing to further expand Ukraine’s naval capabilities.

This comes in the wake of Lithuania and the United Kingdom having also pledged to increase their security assistance to Ukraine.

A State Department spokesperson has confirmed that the additional funding is in response to Russia’s November 25 attack on and detention of three Ukrainian Navy vessels in the Sea of Azov.

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