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Ukrainian Territorial Defense Forces troopers and Armed Forces volunteer army items participate in a army train in a metropolis park in Kiev.
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A billion-dollar assist bundle for Ukraine is at the moment caught within the US Congress. But the US authorities is as soon as once more discovering one other solution to ship weapons to the nation attacked by Russia.

DThe US authorities says it has despatched hundreds of seized machine weapons from Iran to Russia-attacked Ukraine. The weapons had been seized by the US army and allied forces on 4 unflagged ships within the Arabian Sea between 2021 and 2023, the US Department of Justice mentioned on Tuesday. The ships had been on their means from Iran to Yemen.

Around 5,000 AK-47 assault rifles, sniper rifles and machine weapons in addition to round 500,000 rounds of ammunition had been secured, it mentioned. According to the Justice Department, Iran deliberate to ship the weapons to Houthi rebels in Yemen, in violation of a UN Security Council decision. The USA consequently declared the ammunition to be its property.

“With this arms transfer, the United States government is disrupting Iran’s destabilizing efforts and supporting Ukraine’s fight against Russia’s brutal, unprovoked invasion,” mentioned U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland. The U.S. authorities has beforehand supplied Ukraine with ammunition seized from Iran.

The USA is taken into account Ukraine's most essential ally within the combat towards the Russian invasion. However, additional assist for Kiev is at the moment pending. A US army assist bundle value $60 billion has been caught in Congress for months. The Senate, managed by Democrats, has already permitted the bundle, however Republicans within the House of Representatives have been blocking the vote required for it for weeks.