The United States announced an additional $100 million in aid for “security assistance” to Ukraine on Tuesday, according to a press release from the State Department.

With the new aid military aid being announced for Ukraine, the United States’s total contribution since the beginning of the war was bumped up to nearly $1.7 billion. 

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Combined with $300 million in assistance announced by the Department of Defense on April 1 under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, this additional drawdown brings the total United States security assistance commitment to Ukraine to more than $2.4 billion since the beginning of this Administration, the press release from the State Department said on Tuesday.

What is the $100 aid meant for?

The State Department’s press release mentions that the amount will be used to meet Ukraine’s need for “additional anti-armor systems” to use against the Russian forces. 

Officials from United States President Joe Biden’s administration went into specifics and said that Javelin anti-armor missiles would be bought with the financial aid. 

The White House announced late Tuesday that Biden approved the assistance, which is funded as part of a broader $13.6 billion in aid for Ukraine approved by Congress last month after Russia’s invasion, according to reports from Associated Press.

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The new announcement comes as gruesome photos from Bucha emerge, showing charred bodies, broken limbs and skulls with bullet holes. Multiple countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom, have already called for a war crimes investigation against Moscow.

Calls to boost sanctions against Russia have also boosted, especially a cutoff of fuel imports from Russia, according to reports from Associated Press. Germany and France reacted by expelling dozens of Russian diplomats, suggesting they were spies, and United States President Joe Biden said Putin should be tried for war crimes.