US Announces New Security Assistance for Ukraine

The Department of Defense (DoD), United States (US) announced additional security assistance for Ukraine to meet its critical security and defense needs.

Notably, this announcement is the Biden Administration’s fifty-first (51st) tranche of equipment to be provided from DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021.

Further, this package includes additional air defense capabilities, artillery ammunition, anti-tank weapons, and other equipment to help Ukraine defend its sovereign territory and fight for its freedom from Russia’s ongoing war of aggression.

This package utilizes assistance previously authorized for Ukraine during prior fiscal years under Presidential Drawdown Authority (PDA) that remained after the PDA revaluation process.

Noteworthy, the capabilities in this package, valued at up to $100 million, include:

  • Stinger anti-aircraft missiles;
  • One High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) and additional ammunition;
  • 155mm and 105mm artillery rounds;
  • Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wire-Guided (TOW) missiles;
  • Javelin and AT-4 anti-armor systems;
  • More than 3 million rounds of small arms ammunition;
  • Demolitions munitions for obstacle clearing;
  • Cold weather gear;
  • Spare parts, maintenance, and other ancillary equipment.

It is worth mentioning that US remains committed to working with the coalition the US has built of some 50 Allies and partners who are providing Ukraine with the capabilities it needs to defend itself now and deter Russian aggression well into the future.

As on date, all the allies and partners have stepped up to provide approximately $36 billion in security assistance to Ukraine.

Under the leadership of the United States, this global coalition has enabled Ukraine’s courageous forces to successfully defend Ukraine’s sovereignty and independence, win critical battles that repelled Russian forces, and take back more than half of the territory seized by Russian invaders.