Pentagon releases report on US military aid to Ukraine
The Pentagon reveals that the US has committed approximately $6.3 billion in military aid to Ukraine since Biden took office.
The Pentagon released Friday a report on US military aid to Ukraine, highlighting that Washington has supported Kiev with approximately $5.6 billion since the beginning of the war.
In its report, the Pentagon underlined that "the United States has committed approximately $6.3 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden Administration."
According to the report, the United States security assistance committed to Ukraine includes:
Over 1,400 Stinger anti-aircraft systems;
Over 6,500 Javelin anti-armor systems;
Over 20,000 other anti-armor systems;
Over 700 Switchblade Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems;
126 155mm Howitzers and 260,000 155mm artillery rounds;
108 Tactical Vehicles to tow 155mm Howitzers;
19 Tactical Vehicles to recover equipment;
High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems and ammunition;
20 Mi-17 helicopters;
Hundreds of Armored High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles;
200 M113 Armored Personnel Carriers;
Over 7,000 small arms;
Over 50,000,000 rounds of small arms ammunition;
75,000 sets of body armor and helmets;
121 Phoenix Ghost Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems;
Laser-guided rocket systems;
Puma Unmanned Aerial Systems;
Unmanned Coastal Defense Vessels;
22 counter-artillery radars;
Four counter-mortar radars;
Four air surveillance radars;
Two harpoon coastal defense systems;
M18A1 Claymore anti-personnel munitions;
C-4 explosives and demolition equipment for obstacle clearing;
Tactical secure communications systems;
Thousands of night vision devices, thermal imagery systems, optics, and laser rangefinders;
Commercial satellite imagery services;
Explosive ordnance disposal protective gear;
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear protective equipment;
Medical supplies to include first aid kits;
Electronic jamming equipment;
Field equipment and spare parts;
Funding for training, maintenance, and sustainment."
"The United States also continues to work with its allies and partners to identify and provide Ukraine with additional capabilities to defend itself," the report concluded.
On its part, Moscow has repeatedly drawn attention to the danger of Western countries increasing arms supplies to Ukraine.
The Russian Ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, warned that the militarization of Ukraine directly threatens European and global security interests.
Despite the warnings, the Pentagon this week announced $1 billion in additional military aid for Ukraine.
It is noteworthy that in May, the White House announced that US President Joe Biden approved legislation providing $40 billion in aid to Ukraine.
The law will deliver almost $20 billion in military aid to Ukraine, nearly $9 billion in economic support, more than $4 billion in humanitarian relief, and another $4 billion in foreign military finance through the State Department.
This comes as the Labor Department had said that the US Consumer Price Index grew by 8.6% from the beginning of the year till May, which is the fastest acceleration of rate since 1981. The cost increased in May.
Biden has been blaming domestic inflation in the US on Russia at a time when he has been pushing for West-led sanctions on Russian oil, which is sinking the world into further crises.