$460 Mln Military/Energy USA Assistance to Ukraine

by Roman Cheplyk
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
$460 Mln Military/Energy USA Assistance to Ukraine

On February 20, Antony Blinken announced the allocation of $450 and $10 million and the unification of 50 states in the key of helping Ukraine

On February 20, Joe Biden arrived in Kyiv. At a joint press conference, the president announced the provision of more weapons to Ukraine.

"And what he wanted to do in Kyiv was to send a clear, unmistakable message of enduring American support for Ukraine; a clear, unmistakable message of the unity of the West and (inaudible) international community in standing behind Ukraine and standing up to Russian aggression; and also to be able to stand there next to president Zelenskyy in a free Kyiv to not just tell but to show the world, through a powerful demonstration, that Ukraine is successfully resisting Russian aggression and Russia is suffering strategic failure in Ukraine," Jake Sullivan who accompanied the president in Kyiv.

The White House website published a statement by Antony Blinken, who recalls that in 3 days it will be a year since Russia is trying to conquer Ukraine. Putin planned to do it in 3 days, "but despite inflicting widespread destruction and human suffering, he has fundamentally underestimated the boundless courage and steadfast resolve of the people of Ukraine, and the support for Ukraine in the international community."

Within the framework of the powers that Biden delegated to Blinken, the secretary of state announced the preparation of the 32nd package of military assistance to Ukraine. It will include projectiles for HIMARS and howitzers, Javelins, anti-tank systems and air surveillance radars. The cost of the party is $450 million.

In addition, secretary Blinken allocated $10 million to restore Ukraine's energy system. The infrastructure was destroyed brutally and intentionally, millions of Ukrainians lived daily in apartments without electricity and heating. However, thanks to the support of more than 50 states, Ukraine managed to cope and now there is no longer an acute shortage of energy capacities.

"Russia alone could end its war today. Until it does so, we will stand united with Ukraine for as long as it takes to strengthen its military on the battlefield so that they will be in the strongest possible position at any future negotiating table," Antony Blinken.

Cumulatively, on February 24, 2022, the United States provided support to Ukraine in the amount of ≈ €73.1 billion.

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