DOD announces the Biden administration’s commitment of $3.075 billion in additional security assistance for Ukraine. This includes the authorization of a presidential drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $2.85 billion to meet Ukraine’s critical security and defense needs, as well as the Department of State’s announcement of $225 million in Foreign Military Financing to contribute to the long-term capacity and modernization of Ukraine’s military. This presidential drawdown is the 29th drawdown of equipment from DOD inventories for Ukraine that the Biden administration has authorized since August 2021.
DOD welcomes Germany’s commitment to join the United States in supporting Ukraine’s urgent requirement for air defense capabilities by also supplying one Patriot air defense battery to Ukraine.
The Department of State also announces $682 million in additional Foreign Military Financing to incentivize and backfill donations of military equipment to Ukraine by allies and partners.