Joe Biden announced to send another $1 billion in new military aid to Ukraine while many Americans struggle with record-high gas and groceries prices, baby formula and food shortages, 401Ks crashing due to market collapse, highest inflation, and highest interest rates since 1994.
Joe Biden announced on Wednesday after a phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that he will send additional aid for security and humanitarian assistance.
“I informed President Zelenskyy that the United States is providing another $1 billion in security assistance for Ukraine, including additional artillery and coastal defense weapons, as well as ammunition for the artillery and advanced rocket systems that the Ukrainians need to support their defensive operations in the Donbas,” Biden said in a statement.
“Today, I am also announcing an additional $225 million in humanitarian assistance to help people inside Ukraine, including by supplying safe drinking water, critical medical supplies and health care, food, shelter, and cash for families to purchase essential items,” Biden added.
Secretary Antony Blinken announced on his Twitter account that he would spend the $350 million for additional U.S. arms, equipment & supplies for Ukraine as part of the $1 billion assistance.
As authorized by @POTUS, I am directing the drawdown of $350 million in additional U.S. arms, equipment & supplies for Ukraine—part of $1 billion in U.S. support announced today to reinforce Ukraine’s defenses against Russia’s senseless war of choice. We stand #UnitedwithUkraine.
— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) June 15, 2022
“Speaking in Brussels, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the U.S. and Ukraine were working in lockstep to meet Ukraine’s requests for new capabilities, especially its need for long-range fires, armor and coastal defense,” CNN reported.
“This package also includes $650 million in Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative funds and that will help Ukraine defends itself with two additional Harpoon coastal defense systems and thousands of secure radios, night vision devices, thermal sites, and other optics,” Austin announced.
U.S. President #JoeBiden on Wednesday announced a fresh U.S. infusion of $1 billion in weapons for #Ukraine that includes anti-ship rocket systems, artillery rockets, howitzers, and ammunition.
The U.S. also plans to send another $225 million in humanitarian aid, Biden said. pic.twitter
Source: The Gateway Pundit