Biden Administration Okays $600 Million in ‘Additional Security Assistance for Ukraine’

By Micky Wootten | September 19, 2022 | 4:01pm EDT
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(CNS News) – On Sept. 15, the Department of Defense (DOD) announced it would be sending $600 million in “additional security assistance” to Ukraine, making total aid to Ukraine $15.8 billion since Joe Biden took office.

This latest presidential drawdown is the 21st since August 2021. 

According to the DOD, the new $600 million worth of security assistance includes the following 11 items:

“1. Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS);

2. 36,000 105mm artillery rounds;

3. 1,000 precision-guided 155mm artillery rounds;

4. Four counter-artillery radars;

5. Four trucks and eight trailers to transport heavy equipment;

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6. Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems;

7. Mine clearing equipment;

8. Claymore anti-personnel munitions;

9. Demolition munitions and equipment;

10. Small arms and ammunition;

11. Night vision devices, cold weather gear, and other field equipment.

President Biden’s decision to send an additional $600 million in defense aid drew praise from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Twitter:

“I praise the decision by @POTUS to allocate up to $600 million as another defense aid package for Ukraine. Our interaction proved its efficiency on the front. Ukraine strives for freedom. And with the solidarity and sincere support of partners, it amazes the whole world. Together we’ll win!”

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