The United States Of Ukraine

The purpose of this post is to inform readers about the long list of supplies and payments sent to Ukraine from the United States during 2022. As of today August 24th, 2022 we the United States sent Ukraine $84.732B. This money and supplies was sent to help Ukraine defend themselves against Russia’s invasion but at this point in the war I’m starting to believe we are witnessing the biggest heist in American history. How many cash shipments, Stingers, Javelins, Howitzers, and rounds of ammo will be enough to beat Russia? If the answer is unknown then supporting this “war” is definitely not fair to American taxpayers. While many citizens are struggling in our country due to inflation, high gas prices, low wages + more our government should never feel comfortable putting another country before our own. On July 15th the US and Russia renewed their flights together to the International Space Station and on August 7th CBS released a documentary showing why only 30% of the money + supplies sent to Ukraine actually reach it’s final destination. With what being said we are literally sending taxpayers dollars to a foreign country just for it to be intercepted or end up in the wrong hands. The “war” is just political theatre and everyone is in kahoots. How can you justify going on space missions with a country that’s fighting another nation you blindly fund? To make things worse the President of Ukraine managed to schedule a Vogue Magazine photshoot with his wife and the music group U2 managed to perform a concert for Ukrainian troops in an active war zone…. Sooner or later this “war” will be even more of a joke and many people will start questioning what’s really going on here. Unfortunately by then the dust will settle and the smoke will clear, the big guys with their hands in the pot will be sitting on more riches.


Please note USAI is an authority under which the United States procures capabilities from industry rather than delivering equipment that is drawn down from DoD inventory.

Current United States security assistance committed to Ukraine includes:

  • Over 1,400 Stinger anti-aircraft systems;
  • Over 6,500 Javelin anti-armor systems;
  • Over 20,000 other anti-armor systems;
  • Over 700 Switchblade Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems;
  • 126 155mm Howitzers and 411,000+ 155mm artillery rounds;
  • 36,000 105mm artillery rounds;
  • 126 Tactical Vehicles to tow 155mm Howitzers;
  • 22 Tactical Vehicles to recover equipment;
  • 12 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems and ammunition;
  • Two National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS);
  • 20 Mi-17 helicopters;
  • Counter-battery systems;
  • Hundreds of Armored High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles;
  • 200 M113 Armored Personnel Carriers;
  • Over 10,000 grenade launchers and small arms;
  • Over 59,000,000 rounds of small arms ammunition;
  • 75,000 sets of body armor and helmets;
  • 121 Phoenix Ghost Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems;
  • Laser-guided rocket systems;
  • Puma Unmanned Aerial Systems;
  • Unmanned Coastal Defense Vessels;
  • 26 counter-artillery radars;
  • Four counter-mortar radars;
  • Four air surveillance radars;
  • Two harpoon coastal defense systems;
  • 18 coastal and riverine patrol boats;
  • M18A1 Claymore anti-personnel munitions;
  • C-4 explosives, demolition munitions, and demolition equipment for obstacle clearing;
  • Tactical secure communications systems;
  • Thousands of night vision devices, thermal imagery systems, optics, and laser rangefinders;
  • Commercial satellite imagery services;
  • Explosive ordnance disposal protective gear;
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear protective equipment;
  • Medical supplies to include first aid kits;
  • Electronic jamming equipment;
  • Field equipment and spare parts;
  • Funding for training, maintenance, and sustainment.

February

Date: February 25th

Action: Biden directed that $350 million worth of weapons allocated through the Foreign Assistance Act be designated for Ukraine’s defense.


March

Date: March 12th

Action: $200 million security assistance package for immediate support to Ukraine’s defense.

Date: March 15th

Action: US agreed to provide Ukraine with $13.6 billion to help beat Russia. This money came from a $1.2 trillion spending bill that can be read here. $4 billion will provide humanitarian support for refugees fleeing Ukraine and people displaced within Ukraine, as well as provide emergency food assistance, health care and urgent support for vulnerable communities inside the region, $1.8 billion to help respond to the economic needs in Ukraine and neighboring countries, such as cybersecurity and energy issues, $25 million for the US Agency for Global Media (independent federal agency) to combat disinformation in news broadcasts abroad, $120 million will help support local Ukraine activists and journalists and promote accountability for Russian human rights violations. The house committee provided a breakdown for the $13.6 billion that can be read here.

Date: March 16th

Action: Presidential Drawdown of security assistance. Today’s drawdown, valued at up to $800 million.


April

Date: April 1st

Action: Through USAI, DoD will provide up to $300 million in security assistance to bolster Ukraine’s capacity to defend itself.

Date: April 5th

Action: the Administration announced an additional $100 million in security assistance to Ukraine through Presidential Drawdown Authority.

Date: April 13th

Action: Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to an additional $800 million tailored to meet urgent Ukrainian needs.

Date: April 21st

Action: Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to an additional $800 million tailored to meet critical Ukrainian needs.

Date: April 21st

Action: $500 million in direct economic assistance to Ukraine as its military fights off Russia.


May

Date: May 5th

Action: Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to an additional $150 million.

Date: May 19th

Action: Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to an additional $100 million.

Date: May 19th

Action: $40 Billion assistance announced for Ukraine. This includes $4+ Billion in international disaster assistance to respond to humanitarian needs in Ukraine and other affected countries (including the provision of emergency food and shelter), $350 million in migration and refugee assistance for the U.S. State Department to assist refugees from Ukraine, $9 billion for an economic support fund for Ukraine, $15 billion for defense operations and maintenance, which includes $6 billion for the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative and $8.7 billion to replenish stocks of U.S. equipment sent to Ukraine, and $100 million for non-proliferation, anti-terrorism, demining and related programs,  authorizes up to a further $11 billion in Presidential Drawdown Authority, which allows the president to authorize the transfer of articles and services from U.S. stocks without congressional approval in response to an emergency, $200 million for the U.S. State Department’s diplomatic programs to respond to the situation in Ukraine and countries affected by the conflict, $110 million for embassy security, construction and maintenance, $3.9 billion for U.S. troops (10,500 soldiers) in the region, $900 million for the Ukrainian refugee (Ukrainian refugees in the US) aid, $400 million towards collecting evidence of war crimes and human trafficking committed by the Russian Government, $500 million to the European Bank, $150 million to the Global Agricultural and Food Security Program, $52 million dedicated to tracking the property of wealthy Russians.


June

Date: June 1st

Action: Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $700 million.

Date: June 15th

Action: Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $350 million, as well as $650 million in Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) funds ($1 Billion).

Date: June 23rd

Action: Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $450 million for Ukraine.

Date: June 30th

Action: The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), provided $1.3 billion in direct budget support to the Government of Ukraine.


July

Date: July 1st

Action: Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $50 million, as well as $770 million in Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) funds ($820 million).

Date: July 8th

Action: Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $400 million to meet critical needs for Ukraine’s fight.

Date: July 17th

Action: US sends $1.7 billion in aid to pay Ukraine’s health care workers.

Date: July 22nd

Action: Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $175 million, as well as $95 million in Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) funds ($270 million).

{July 22, 2022 US Aid to Ukraine fact sheet here}


August

Date: August 1st

Action: Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $550 million to meet Ukraine’s critical security and defense needs.

Date: August 8th

Action: Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $1 billion to meet Ukraine’s critical security and defense needs.

Date: August 9th

Action: Biden administration will provide $89 million to help Kyiv clear land mines that now cover a huge portion of Ukraine. Land mines are covering an estimated 160,000 kilometers which is the size of Virginia, Maryland, and Connecticut combined.

Date: August 19th

Action: Biden administration will provide $775M to meet Ukraine’s critical security needs. This package includes 40 Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles (MRAPs), 16 105mm howitzers, 15 reconnaissance drones, an undisclosed number of anti-tank missile systems, 36,000 105mm artillery rounds, 1,000 additional Javelin anti-armor systems, 2,000 anti-armor rounds, 50 Armored High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV), 1,500 tube-launched optically tracked wire-guided missiles and smaller items such as rangefinders and thermal imaging systems.

Date: August 24th

Action: Biden administration will provide $3 Billion to meet Ukraine’s critical security needs. The wildest part about this $3 Billion package to Ukraine is we’re scheduling the package to coincide with Ukraine’s Independence Day. The package includes Six additional National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS) with additional munitions for NASAMS, Up to 245,000 rounds of 155mm artillery ammunition, Up to 65,000 rounds of 120mm mortar ammunition, Up to 24 counter-artillery radars, Puma Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and support equipment for Scan Eagle UAS systems, VAMPIRE Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems, Laser-guided rocket systems, Funding for training, maintenance, and sustainment.

September

Date: September 8th

Action: Biden administration will provide $675 Million to meet Ukraine’s critical security needs. This package includes Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), Four 105mm Howitzers, 36,000 105mm artillery rounds, Additional High-speed Anti-radiation missiles (HARM), 100 Armored High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV), 1.5 million rounds of small arms ammunition, More than 5,000 anti-armor systems, 1,000 155mm rounds of Remote Anti-Armor Mine (RAAM) Systems, Additional grenade launchers and small arms, 50 armored medical treatment vehicles, Night vision devices and other field equipment.

Date: September 8th

Action: $2 Billion available in long-term investments in Foreign Military Financing ($1 Billion to bolster the security of Ukraine and $1 Billion for 17 of Ukraine’s regional neighbors). 

{September 8th, 2022 US Aid to Ukraine fact sheet here}

Date: September 18th

Action: Biden administration will provide $600 Million to meet Ukraine’s critical security needs. This package includes mobility artillery rocket system ammunition; precision-guided, 155-mm + 105-mm artillery rounds, systems to counter unmanned aerial, mine-clearing equipment, cold weather gear, and night vision devices.

{September 20th, 2022 US Aid to Ukraine contracting actions here}

Date: September 26th Action: Biden administration will provide $457.5 Million to meet Ukraine’s civilian security needs.Date: September 26th

Action: Biden administration will provide $11.7 Billion to meet Ukraine’s critical security and economic needs.


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