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Biden To Throw Ukraine Another $1 Billion, Bringing Total Aid In Russia War To $9.8 Billion

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The Department of Defense (DoD) announced on Monday the authorization of a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $1 billion to meet Ukraine’s critical security and defense needs.

This marks the Biden Administration’s eighteenth drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021. It is the largest single drawdown of U.S. arms and equipment utilizing this authority.

The package provides a significant amount of additional ammunition, weapons, and equipment – the types of which the Ukrainian people are using so effectively to defend their country.

Capabilities in this package include:

  • Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS);
  •  75,000 rounds of 155mm artillery ammunition;
  •  20 120mm mortar systems and 20,000 rounds of 120mm mortar ammunition;
  •  Munitions for National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS);
  • 1,000 Javelin and hundreds of AT4 anti-armor systems;
  • 50 armored medical treatment vehicles;
  • Claymore anti-personnel munitions;
  • C-4 explosives, demolition munitions, and demolition equipment;
  • Medical supplies, including first aid kits, bandages, monitors, and other equipment.

According to the U.S. Department of Defense, the United States has now committed approximately $9.8 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden Administration. Since 2014, the United States has committed more than $11.8 billion in security assistance to Ukraine.

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