More Than $3 Billion in Additional Security Assistance for Ukraine > U.S. Department of Defense > Release
Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) announces the Biden administration’s commitment of $3.075 billion in additional security assistance to Ukraine. This includes authorizing a presidential withdrawal of up to $2.85 billion in security assistance to meet Ukraine’s critical security and defense needs, as well as the State Department’s announcement of $225 million in foreign military funding to contribute to the capacity long-term and modernization of the Ukrainian army.
The presidential recall is the twenty-ninth such recall of equipment from DoD inventories for Ukraine that the Biden Administration has authorized since August 2021. The capabilities in this package include:
50 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles with 500 TOW anti-tank missiles and 250,000 rounds of 25mm ammunition; 100 M113 armored personnel carriers; 55 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles (MRAP); 138 High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV); 18 155 mm self-propelled howitzers and 18 ammunition support vehicles; 70,000 155mm artillery rounds; 500 precision-guided 155 mm artillery rounds; 1,200 rounds of 155 mm Remote Anti-Armor Mine Systems (RAAM); 36 towed 105mm howitzers and 95,000 rounds of 105mm artillery; 10,000 rounds of 120 mm mortars; Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Missile Systems (HIMARS); RIM-7 air defense missiles; 4,000 Zuni anti-aircraft missiles; Approximately 2,000 anti-tank missiles; Sniper rifles, machine guns and ammunition for grenade launchers and small arms; Claymore anti-personnel ammunition; Night vision equipment and optics; Spare parts and other field equipment.
Bradley infantry fighting vehicles and other armored vehicles and artillery systems will complement the recent commitment of combat vehicles to Ukraine by Germany and France. DoD also welcomes Germany’s commitment to join the United States in supporting Ukraine’s urgent need for air defense capabilities by also supplying a Patriot air defense battery to Ukraine.
The Biden administration will continue to encourage allies and partners to make additional donations of air defense systems, artillery, combat vehicles and other critical capabilities to support Ukraine in defending its sovereignty and territorial integrity for as long as necessary. To that end, the State Department also announced today $682 million in additional foreign military funding to boost and complement donations of military equipment to Ukraine from allies and partners.
In total, the United States has provided more than $24.9 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the start of the Biden administration. Since 2014, the United States has provided more than $27 billion in security assistance to Ukraine and more than $24.2 billion since Russia’s unprovoked and brutal invasion began on February 24.