2017 To Walk the Earth in Safety: Europe

Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

Total U.S. conventional weapons destruction funding in Europe from all U.S. agencies, 1993–2016: more than $382 million

Date: 2017 Description: Total U.S. conventional weapons funding in Europe from all U.S. agencies, 1993-2016: more than $382 million: Albania 10.97%, Armenia 3.58%, Azerbaijan 8.08%, Bosnia and Herzegovina 28.55%, Bulgaria 2.75%, Croatia 9.79%, Cyprus 0.10%, Czech Republic 0.16%, Estonia 1.23%, Georgia 8.57%, Kosovo 7.92%, Lithuania 0.13%, Macedonia 0.52%, Moldova 0.17%, Montenegro 2.40%, Romania 0.66%, Serbia 4.86%, Serbia and Montenegro 1.48%, Slovenia 0.07%, Ukraine 7.98%. [Regional funding is not included in this chart. It is included in the Global/Multi-country funding line found on page 74.]- State Dept Image

Preventing illicit transfers of SA/LW, the reduction of unplanned ammunition or weapons depot explosions through PSSM, and programs to remove landmines and UXO left from the Yugoslav Wars remained top CWD priorities in the region. The United States continues to support regional security and build national capacity through a stockpile reduction initiative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, land clearance and release programs in Kosovo, and ongoing programs in Albania, Serbia, and Ukraine. These programs help prevent the illicit use and diversion of SA/LW in Eastern Europe and reduce the likelihood of ammunition depot explosions.

Since 1993, the United States has supported extensive efforts to rid Europe of the vestiges of past conflicts, providing more than $382 million in CWD funding. Funding and clearance efforts by the United States and other donors have freed much of Southeast Europe from the impact of landmines and other dangerous UXO, and PSSM and demilitarization projects support both regional and civilian security.