The people of Ukraine inspire the world as they defend their country and their freedom from Russia’s brutal and unprovoked aggression. The United States continues to stand with Allies and partners from more than 50 nations to provide vital security assistance to support Ukraine’s defense of its sovereignty and territorial integrity against aggression. of Russia.
Today, pursuant to a delegation of authority from the President, I authorize our sixteenth drawdown since August 2021 of up to $175 million in weapons and equipment from U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) inventory. for Ukrainian self-defense. Today’s announcement includes more advanced HIMARS rocket systems and other weapons that Ukrainians use so effectively on the battlefield to defend their country. This levy, combined with an additional $95 million separately announced today under the DoD’s Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, will bring total U.S. military assistance to Ukraine to approximately 8, $2 billion since the beginning of this administration.
Our commitment to the Ukrainian people will not waver. We are united with Ukraine.