U.S. President Joe Biden announced on Friday the allocation of the last package of security assistance to Ukraine within $13.6 billion funding to respond to Russia’s aggression, approved in March.
“The United States is continuing our strong support for the brave people of Ukraine as they defend their country against Russia’s ongoing aggression. I am announcing another package of security assistance that will provide additional artillery munitions, radars, and other equipment to Ukraine,” reads the statement by U.S. President Joe Biden on additional security assistance to Ukraine, released on May 6.
As noted, the presidential administration has nearly exhausted funding that can be used to send security assistance through drawdown authorities for Ukraine.
“For Ukraine to succeed in this next phase of war its international partners, including the U.S., must continue to demonstrate our unity and our resolve to keep the weapons and ammunition flowing to Ukraine, without interruption,” Biden stressed.
In this context, the U.S. President again called on Congress to quickly provide the requested funding to Ukraine.
As reported, in March, the United States allocated $13.6 billion from the budget to respond to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. Out of this amount, President Biden disbursed separate packages of defense support to Ukraine (up to $800 million each) for the provision of weapons and other assistance.
Last week, the U.S. President submitted to Congress a request for large-scale funding of $33 billion to respond to Russia’s aggression and support Ukraine.