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Immediate Release

Fact Sheet on U.S. Security Assistance for Ukraine (Roll Up) As of April 21, 2022

On April 21, President Biden authorized a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $800 million tailored to meet critical Ukrainian needs for today’s fight as Russian forces launch a renewed offensive in eastern Ukraine.  This authorization is the eighth drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021 bringing the U.S. commitment to more than $4 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden Administration. 

Capabilities in this package include:

  • 72 155mm Howitzers and 144,000 artillery rounds;
  • 72 Tactical Vehicles to tow 155mm Howitzers;
  • Over 121 Phoenix Ghost Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems; and
  • Field equipment and spare parts.

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As of April 14, President Biden has committed more than $3.2 billion in security assistance to Ukraine, including approximately $2.6 billion since the beginning of Russia’s unprovoked invasion on Feb. 24.

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On April 13, President Biden authorized a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $800 million tailored to meet urgent Ukrainian needs for today’s fight as Russian forces shift the focus of their ruthless aggression to eastern Ukraine. This authorization is the seventh drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021.

Capabilities in this package include:

  • 18 155mm Howitzers and 40,000 artillery rounds;
  • 10 AN/TPQ-36 counter-artillery radars;
  • Two AN/MPQ-64 Sentinel air surveillance radars;
  • 300 Switchblade Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems;
  • 500 Javelin missiles and thousands of other anti-armor systems;
  • 200 M113 Armored Personnel Carriers;
  • 100 Armored High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles;
  • 11 Mi-17 helicopters;
  • Unmanned Coastal Defense Vessels;
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear protective equipment;
  • Medical equipment;
  • 30,000 sets of body armor and helmets;
  • Over 2,000 optics and laser rangefinders;
  • C-4 explosives and demolition equipment for obstacle clearing; and
  • M18A1 Claymore anti-personnel munitions configured to be consistent with the Ottawa Convention.

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On April 5, President Biden authorized a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $100 million to meet an urgent Ukrainian need for additional Javelin anti-armor systems, which the U.S. has been providing to Ukraine and they have been using so effectively to defend their country. This is the sixth drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021.

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On April 1, DoD notified Congress of assistance activities under authority provided by the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI). Through USAI, DoD will provide up to $300 million in security assistance to bolster Ukraine’s capacity to defend itself.

Capabilities in this package include:

  • Laser-guided rocket systems;
  • Switchblade Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems;
  • Puma Unmanned Aerial Systems;
  • Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems;
  • Armored High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles;
  • Small-to-large caliber nonstandard ammunition;
  • Night vision devices, thermal imagery systems, and optics;
  • Tactical secure communications systems;
  • Non-standard machine guns;
  • Commercial satellite imagery services;
  • Medical supplies, field equipment, and spare parts.

Unlike Presidential Drawdowns, USAI is an authority under which the U.S. procures capabilities from industry rather than delivering equipment that is drawn down from DoD stocks. This announcement represents the beginning of a contracting process to provide new capabilities to Ukraine’s Armed Forces.

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On March 16, President Biden authorized $800 million in security assistance to Ukraine. The assistance will take the form of direct transfers of equipment from the DoD to the Ukrainian military to help them defend their country against Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified invasion. The $800 million assistance package included:

  • 800 Stinger anti-aircraft systems;
  • 2,000 Javelin, 1,000 light anti-armor weapons, and 6,000 AT-4 anti-armor systems;
  • 100 Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems;
  • 100 grenade launchers, 5,000 rifles, 1,000 pistols, 400 machine guns, and 400 shotguns;
  • Over 20 million rounds of small arms ammunition and grenade launcher and mortar rounds;
  • 25,000 sets of body armor; and
  • 25,000 helmets.

In addition to the weapons listed above, previous U.S. assistance committed to Ukraine included:

  • Over 600 Stinger anti-aircraft systems;
  • Approximately 2,600 Javelin anti-armor systems;
  • Five Mi-17 helicopters;
  • Three patrol boats;
  • Four counter-artillery and counter-unmanned aerial system tracking radars;
  • Four counter-mortar radar systems;
  • 200 grenade launchers and ammunition;
  • 200 shotguns and 200 machine guns;
  • Nearly 40 million rounds of small arms ammunition and over 1 million grenades, mortar, and artillery rounds;
  • 70 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) and other vehicles;
  • Secure communications, electronic warfare detection systems, body armor, helmets, and other tactical gear;
  • Military medical equipment to support treatment and combat evacuation;
  • Explosive ordnance disposal and demining equipment; and
  • Satellite imagery and analysis capability.

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On March 12, President Biden authorized a $200 million security assistance package for immediate support to Ukraine’s defense. This package includes capabilities to address airborne and armored threats to Ukraine and its people, which the DoD will continue to deliver on an expeditious timeline.

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On Feb. 25, President Biden authorized $350 million of military assistance from DoD inventories, including anti-armor, small arms and various munitions, body armor, and related equipment in support of Ukraine’s front-line defenders facing down Russia’s unprovoked attack. This brings the total security assistance we’ve approved for Ukraine to $1 billion over the past year.

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On Jan. 19, Congress was notified of the intent to deliver five (5) Mi-17 helicopters held in DoD inventories to improve Ukraine’s lift capacity.

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In December 2021, President Biden authorized $200 million in security assistance support to meet Ukraine’s immediate defense needs. This package included Javelins and other anti-armor systems, grenade launchers, munitions, and non-lethal equipment essential to Ukraine’s front line defenders. Since 2014, the U.S. has committed more than $2.7 billion in security assistance to build the capacity of Ukraine’s forces, including more than $650 million in 2021 alone.