Biden Admin to Provide $1.1 Billion More in Military Aid for Ukraine

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The Biden administration will provide approximately $1.1 billion in additional security assistance for Ukraine as part of its commitment to support the country’s long-term defense needs amid its war with Russia, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced on Sept. 28.

The latest package is being provided under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI), which does not pull weapons directly from U.S. stockpiles but instead funds contracts to purchase weapons and equipment through the private sector.

It brings the total amount of American aid to Ukraine to over $16.2 billion since the Russian invasion began in February. Since Biden took office in January 2021, the United States has committed approximately $16.9 billion in security assistance to Ukraine. Prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, the United States had committed around $1.8 billion in weapons and military training to Ukraine.

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