The US announced its biggest tranche of security assistance to Ukraine, $3 billion to be provided
President of the United States Joe Biden announced on August 24, 2022, that the U.S. was sending its largest security package to Ukraine to that date, valued at $3 billion. The announcement coincided with the six-month anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the country’s Independence Day.
The package will come from the Ukraine Security Assistance (USAI) funds process, which means the U.S. will buy the weapons through contracts instead of drawing from existing Defense Department inventory and sending them immediately.
“I am proud to announce our biggest tranche of security assistance to date: approximately $2.98 billion of weapons and equipment to be provided through the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative,” Mr. Biden said in a statement. “This will allow Ukraine to acquire air defense systems, artillery systems and munitions, counter-unmanned aerial systems, and radars to ensure it can continue to defend itself over the long term.”