US prepares $2 billion Ukraine aid package

The US Department of Defense says it will provide Ukraine with a new security assistance package worth 2 billion dollars.

The department announced the new package on Friday. It includes additional ammunition for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, or HIMARS, as well as attack drones and equipment to intercept or detect drones.

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin issued a statement that the United States has committed more than 32 billion dollars to what he calls "game-changing security assistance" for Ukraine over the past year.

He said that one year into the invasion, "Ukraine's brave defenders have not wavered, and neither has our commitment to support them for as long as it takes."