The US estimates NATO arms aid to Ukraine at almost 40,000 million euros and promises even more

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. – Peerapon Boonyakiat/SOPA Images / DPA

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MADRID, November 30 (.) –

The Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinken, has put the aid in arms provided by NATO to Ukraine at 40,000 million dollars (38,700 million euros) since the start of the Russian invasion nine months ago and has promised even more to thus preventing President Vladimir Putin from “taking the rest of the world hostage”.

“We will strengthen our security, humanitarian and economic support for Ukraine. NATO allies have already provided Ukraine with $40 billion worth of weapons, and more are on the way,” Blinken promised during a meeting of foreign ministers. of the Alliance held in Bucharest, Romania.

Blinken has valued Washington’s efforts to help Ukraine in this war and has thanked the European Union for the ninth package of sanctions that it is preparing to make the war more expensive for the Kremlin.

The head of White House diplomacy has announced that the United States will additionally send an economic aid package valued at 53 million dollars (51.3 million euros) to repair and stabilize the energy networks damaged in the latest air strikes of the Russian forces.

“We will take measures to prevent President Putin from turning energies into weapons and taking the rest of the world hostage. In the spring, the European Union intends to withdraw from Russian natural gas,” said Blinken, who has promised that the United States it will serve as a “bridge” to its partners to offer them “a future free from Russian influence.”

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