U.S. President Joe Biden has approved $800 million in new military assistance for Ukraine to fight Russia, including helicopters, artillery, ammunition, and other weapons.

Biden announced the new package of aid on April 13 after a call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

“This new package of assistance will contain many of the highly effective weapons systems we have already provided and new capabilities tailored to the wider assault we expect Russia to launch in eastern Ukraine,” Biden said in a statement.

The United States will continue to facilitate the transfer of weapons from allies and partners around the world.

U.S. President Joe Biden
U.S. President Joe Biden

The supply of weapons from the United States and other countries has been critical in sustaining Ukraine’s fight against the Russian invasion, Biden said.

It helped ensure that Russian President Vladimir Putin failed in his initial war aims to conquer and control Ukraine, he added.

“We cannot rest now. As I assured President Zelenskiy, the American people will continue to stand with the brave Ukrainian people in their fight for freedom,” he said.