US President Biden clears USD550 Million in additional security assistance for Ukraine

On August 1, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced the authorization of a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $550 million to meet Ukraine's critical security and defense needs. This authorization is the Biden Administration's seventeenth drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021.
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The Ukrainian army needs tens of thousands of 155mm rounds for the M777/M777A2 howitzers received from the U.S. and Australia (Picture source: U.S. DoD)

Capabilities in this package include equipment the Ukrainians are using effectively to defend their country such as:
1. 75,000 rounds of 155mm artillery ammunition;
2. Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS).

In total, the United States has committed approximately $8.8 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden Administration. Since 2014, the United States has committed more than $10 billion in security assistance to Ukraine.

To meet its evolving battlefield requirements, the United States will continue to work with its allies and partners to provide Ukraine with key capabilities.