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Ukraine Latest: Biden Pledges $3 Billion; Johnson Visits Kyiv

Visitors at an exhibit of military equipment ahead of Independence day, in Kyiv.

Visitors at an exhibit of military equipment ahead of Independence day, in Kyiv.

Photographer: Julia Kochetova/Bloomberg
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US President Joe Biden announced a $2.98 billion weapons and equipment package for Ukraine on the six-month anniversary of Russia’s invasion, the biggest tranche of American security assistance to date. 

The announcement came as Ukraine celebrates the anniversary of its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Outgoing UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson made his third unannounced visit to Kyiv since the war began on Wednesday, as US diplomats have warned that Russia is preparing to intensify attacks on Ukraine’s infrastructure and government facilities.