On Wednesday, the United States is set to send an additional $3 billion in aid to train and equip Ukrainian forces to fight for years to come as the Russia-Ukraine war has already reached six months.
According to reports, the package includes drones, weapons, and other equipment that may not see the battlefront for a year or two.
It is reported that the total of the aid package — provided under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative — could change overnight, but not likely by much.
The aid seeks to help Ukraine secure its medium-to-long-term defense posture.
Aside from providing longer-term assistance that Ukraine can use for potential future defense needs, the new package is intended to reassure Ukrainian officials that the United States wants to keep up its support, regardless of the day-to-day back and forth of the conflict.
Six months since the war began, it has slowed to a grind as both sides trade combat strikes and small advances in the east and south.
Both sides have seen thousands of troops killed and injured, as Russia’s bombardment of cities has killed countless innocent civilians.