The Biden administration approved a new $325 million military aid package for Ukraine, containing battlefield supplies that the U.S. will be taking from its own strategic stockpiles and relinquishing to the Eastern European conflict.
The announcement comes after Ukraine’s defense minister said his country received U.S. Patriot surface-to-air missile systems.
The equipment includes ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, precision aerial bombs, TOW-guided missile systems, AT-4 anti-armor weapons systems, anti-tank mines, and demolition munitions, which will come from the U.S. Pentagon stocks, which many have argued will put Americans at risk by reducing our ability to fight our own war if attacked.
BREAKING: The US is sending an additional $2.6 Billion Dollars in Lethal and Logistic Aid to Ukraine Bringing the total we've given them to $30 Billion.
$500 Million of this comes from our Presidential Drawdown Authority funds while the other $2.1 Billion is from a fund that… pic.twitter.com/Qu83rdhpxe
— Malcolm Fle✘ – 🇺🇸Amoral Mercenary🇺🇸 (@Malcolm_fleX48) April 4, 2023
The assistance comes from the Presidential Drawdown Authority, which allows the president to assist foreign countries through the Defense Department’s stocks of weapons. And President Joe Biden hasn’t hesitated to send U.S. weapons to Eastern Europe.
The latest assistance package marks the 36th time the Presidential Drawdown Authority has been used to aid Ukraine. It follows a $2.6 billion military aid package recently announced by the White House that included $2.1 billion in strengthening air defense and anti-armor systems and $500 million for ammunition.