U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced a new aid package for Ukraine worth over $1 billion, including $175 million for weapons. This brings U.S. security assistance to over $43.2 billion since Russia’s invasion. The package includes depleted uranium tank ammunition for Abrams tanks. Blinken’s surprise visit marks his fourth to Ukraine since the war began, and he met with key Ukrainian officials. Ukrainian forces have recently made gains in the south and east of the country. There is an ongoing debate in Congress over the extent of U.S. support for Ukraine, with some Republicans expressing concern. The Kremlin sees Blinken’s visit as proof of continued U.S. funding for the war.