Investing in U.S. Security: Senate Passes $12 Billion Aid to Ukraine Bill
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Journalists write that investment in Ukraine will be the largest amount of military aid the United States has provided in any any country in the one year since the Vietnam War.
The US Congress approved a temporary spending package to send another significant amount of emergency aid to Ukraine. The New York Times writes about this.
The law will reportedly provide about $12.3 billion in emergency aid to Ukraine, which is fighting Russia. Previously, Congress approved about $54 billion in the previous two packages.
The material says that the bill will provide $4.5 billion in a fund designed to support the government of Ukraine, and $3 billion for weapons, equipment and other military support. Another $1.5 billion will be used to replenish American weapons already sent to Ukraine, and $2.8 billion for the Department of Defense.
“Helping Ukraine is not some nice symbolic gesture – it's literally an investment in our own national security and the security of our allies,” said Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky.
As a reminder, the US will more than double the number of HIMARS MLRS in the Armed Forces. The total aid from the United States will be almost $17 billion. The new package will also include high-precision missiles for MLRS, as well as systems to counter drones.