WATCH: Pentagon announces $100 million of military equipment for Ukraine

The U.S. has announced a shipment of $100 million in military equipment to Ukraine, separate from what will be coming from the $40 billion approved Thursday by Congress.

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The latest package includes 18 more howitzers as well as anti-artillery radar systems, both of which the U.S. has provided to Ukraine already since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24. Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said the equipment will be in the hands of Ukrainian forces “very, very soon.”

With this latest shipment, the U.S. has provided nearly $4 billion in military aid since Feb. 24 and $6.6 billion since 2014, when Russia seized and annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine.

Kirby said the U.S. will consult with Ukraine, as it has frequently since the invasion, about what it needs in terms of equipment.

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Kirby also took questions on security concerns surrounding the reopening of the US Embassy in Kyiv.

“If there is a validated need for U.S. military assistance, then again, that’s a discussion that we will absolutely have with the State Department,” said Kirby.

“I mean, nothing’s we obviously want our diplomats to be able to do their jobs. And we’re we’re glad to see that that they’ve resumed operations in Kyiv. We agree with them that that’s an important move. And if there’s something that the US Department of Defense can do to assist them in their diplomatic working, and we’ll have that conversation with them.”

And Kirby also confirmed the Department of Defense will be helping with transporting much needed baby formula from overseas, they are just waiting on “locations where formula can be had.”