"The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine congratulates and highly appreciates the decision of the United States of America to provide assistance to Ukraine, which includes the provision of lethal weapons to the Armed Forces of Ukraine," reads a statement on the Defense Ministry's website.

It is noted that the funds will be spent on the development of modern operational capabilities of the Armed Forces, strengthening the defense capability and protecting national interests.

Earlier, the Pentagon said it was allocating a new $ 125 million military aid package to Ukraine.