Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration has announced that the United States would be sending an additional $400 million in military assistance to Ukraine. The news comes as the United States debt has surpassed $31 trillion for the first time ever.
According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the “authorization is the Biden Administration’s forty-third drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021 as the U.S. government has continuously provided Ukraine with the weapons and equipment it needs for the battlefield. Today’s commitment in security assistance, valued at up to $400 million, includes additional air defense munitions, artillery and other ammunition, armored vehicles, anti-armor weapons, and other equipment to help Ukraine counter Russia’s ongoing war of aggression.”
The press release states that the package includes:
- Additional munitions for Patriot air defense systems and National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS);
- Stinger anti-aircraft systems;
- Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS);
- 155mm and 105mm artillery rounds;
- 120mm and 60mm mortar rounds;
- 32 Stryker Armored Personnel Carriers;
- Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wire-Guided (TOW) missiles;
- Javelin and other anti-armor systems and rockets;
- Hornet Unmanned Aerial Systems;
- Hydra-70 aircraft rockets;
- Tactical air navigation systems;
- Demolitions munitions for obstacle clearing;
- Over 28 million rounds of small arms ammunition and grenades;
- Night vision devices and thermal imagery systems; and
- Spare parts, training munitions, and other field equipment.
The press release added that the Biden administration intends to send additional aid to Ukraine in the future.