$100 million in additional US security assistance for Ukraine

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The world was shocked and appalled by the atrocities committed by Russian forces in Bucha and throughout Ukraine. Ukrainian forces bravely continue to defend their country and their freedom, and the United States, along with our allies and partners, steadfastly supports Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

I have authorized, in accordance with a delegation from the President earlier today, the immediate withdrawal of security assistance of up to $100 million to meet Ukraine’s urgent need for additional anti-armour systems . This authorization is the sixth withdrawal of arms, equipment and supplies from MoD stockpiles for Ukraine since August 2021. Combined with $300 million in aid announced by the MoD on April 1 as part of the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, this additional withdrawal brings the total U.S. security assistance commitment to Ukraine to more than 2, $4 billion since the start of this administration, and to more than $1.7 billion* * since the start of Russia’s brutal assault on Ukraine on February 24.

In addition to what we have provided, more than 30 countries have joined us in providing security assistance to Ukraine since the Russian invasion began. Together, we are providing security assistance every day and accelerating shipments of even more weapons and defense equipment that Ukraine uses to defend itself. As we strengthen Ukraine’s position on the battlefield and at the negotiating table, we will also work with our allies and partners to gather information to document reported abuses and make it available to the appropriate bodies. to hold those responsible to account.

United with our Allies and partners, we will continue to provide security assistance in support of Ukraine’s defense, as well as economic support and humanitarian aid to communities devastated by Russia’s ruthless brutality. .

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