Admin l Friday, October 28, 2022
WASHINGTON – The United States has approved $275 million as drawdown in additional military assistance for Ukraine to defend itself against Russian aggression, bringing total support so far to $18.5 billion.
Speaking on the latest assistant, Secretary of State, Antony Blinken said he is authorizing the support pursuant to a delegation of authority from the President.
“Today I am authorizing our twenty-fourth drawdown of U.S. arms and equipment for Ukraine since August 2021. This $275 million drawdown includes additional arms, munitions, and equipment from U.S. Department of Defense inventories.
“This drawdown will bring the total U.S. military assistance for Ukraine to an unprecedented level of more than $18.5 billion since the beginning of the Administration”, he said.
According to him, the United States will continue to stand with more than 50 allies and partners in support of the people of Ukraine as they defend their freedom and independence with extraordinary courage and boundless determination.
“ We are also working to provide Ukraine with the air defense capabilities it needs with the two initial U.S.-provided NASAMS ready for delivery to Ukraine next month and we are working with Allies and partners to enable delivery of their own air defense systems to Ukraine.
“ The capabilities we are delivering are carefully calibrated to make the most difference on the battlefield for Ukraine today”, he said.