Additional U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine
The United States is announcing today a new package of weapons and equipment to support the people of Ukraine as they defend their country and their freedom against Russia’s aggression.
This package provides up to $100 million of arms and equipment authorized under previously directed drawdowns for Ukraine. Capabilities in today’s package include: MANPADS missiles for air defense; M142 HIMARS systems; additional ammunition for HIMARS; 155mm and 105mm artillery ammunition; Javelin, TOW, and AT-4 anti-tank weapons; demolition munitions; more than three million rounds of small arms ammunition; Claymore anti-personnel munitions configured to be consistent with the Ottawa Convention; as well as spare parts, ancillary equipment, services, training, and transportation.
Today’s security assistance announcement for Ukraine will help meet Ukraine’s immediate battlefield needs as it fights to retake its sovereign territory. But it is critical for Congress to take action to support Ukraine by passing the President’s supplemental funding request. Helping Ukraine defend itself and secure its future as a sovereign, democratic, independent, and prosperous nation advances our national security interests. It helps prevent larger conflict in the region and deters future aggression, which makes us all safer. As President Biden has said, when aggressors don’t pay a price, they cause more chaos, death, and destruction. They keep going, and the cost and the threats to America and to the world keep rising.
Until Russia ends its war of aggression, the United States and the coalition of more than 50 countries we have built will continue to stand with Ukraine.