Biden announced a new $150 million security package for Ukraine
On Friday, May 6, 2022, President Joe Biden announced additional security assistance to Ukraine in the form of “additional artillery munitions, radars, and other equipment.”
The latest package is for $150 million worth of equipment, including 25,000 155mm artillery rounds, counter-artillery radars, jamming equipment, and field equipment and spare parts, a White House official said.
In a statement, Biden said the administration has nearly exhausted funding that can be used for security assurance and called on Congress to approve his request for additional money for Ukraine.
“With today’s announcement, my Administration has nearly exhausted funding that can be used to send security assistance through drawdown authorities for Ukraine,” the statement reads. “For Ukraine to succeed in this next phase of war its international partners, including the US, must continue to demonstrate our unity and our resolve to keep the weapons and ammunition flowing to Ukraine, without interruption.”