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 December 23rd, 2022 we the United States sent Ukraine $141.348B. 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 1,600 Stinger anti-aircraft systems;
  • Over 8,500 Javelin anti-armor systems;
  • Over 46,000 other anti-armor systems and munitions;
  • Over 700 Switchblade Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems;
  • 142 155mm Howitzers and up to 1,004,000 155mm artillery rounds;
  • 4,200 precision-guided 155mm artillery rounds;
  • 9,000 155mm rounds of Remote Anti-Armor Mine (RAAM) Systems;
  • 36 105mm Howitzers and 180,000 105mm artillery rounds;
  • 276 Tactical Vehicles to tow weapons;
  • 22 Tactical Vehicles to recover equipment;
  • 38 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems and ammunition;
  • 20 120mm mortar systems and 135,000 120mm mortar rounds;
  • 1,500 Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wire-Guided (TOW) missiles;
  • Four Command Post vehicles;
  • Eight National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS) and munitions;
  • Missiles for HAWK air defense systems;
  • Four Avenger air defense systems;
  • High-speed Anti-radiation missiles (HARMs);
  • 20 Mi-17 helicopters;
  • 45 T-72B tanks;
  • Over 1,000 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs);
  • Over 100 light tactical vehicles;
  • 44 trucks and 88 trailers to transport heavy equipment;
  • 200 M113 Armored Personnel Carriers;
  • 250 M1117 Armored Security Vehicles
  • 440 MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles;
  • Mine clearing equipment and systems;
  • Over 11,000 grenade launchers and small arms;
  • Over 104,000,000 rounds of small arms ammunition;
  • Over 75,000 sets of body armor and helmets;
  • Approximately 1,800 Phoenix Ghost Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems;
  • Laser-guided rocket systems;
  • Puma Unmanned Aerial Systems;
  • 15 Scan Eagle Unmanned Aerial Systems;
  • Two radars for Unmanned Aerial Systems;
  • Unmanned Coastal Defense Vessels;
  • Over 50 counter-artillery radars;
  • Four counter-mortar radars;
  • 20 multi-mission radars;
  • Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems and equipment;
  • Counter air defense capability;
  • Ten air surveillance radars;
  • Two harpoon coastal defense systems;
  • 58 coastal and riverine patrol boats;
  • M18A1 Claymore anti-personnel munitions;
  • C-4 explosives, demolition munitions, and demolition equipment for obstacle clearing;
  • Obstacle emplacement equipment;
  • Tactical secure communications systems;
  • Four satellite communications antennas;
  • Thousands of night vision devices, surveillance systems, thermal imagery systems,
  • Optics, and laser rangefinders;
  • Commercial satellite imagery services;
  • Explosive ordnance disposal equipment and protective gear;
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear protective equipment;
  • 100 armored medical treatment vehicles;
  • Over 350 generators;
  • Medical supplies to include first aid kits, bandages, monitors, and other equipment;
  • Electronic jamming equipment;
  • Field equipment, cold weather gear, 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 28th

Action: Biden administration will provide $1.1 Billion to meet Ukraine’s critical security and economic needs. This announcement represents the beginning of a contracting process to provide additional priority capabilities to Ukraine in the mid- and long-term. The package includes 18 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) and associated ammunition, 150 Armored High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs), 150 Tactical Vehicles to tow weapons, 40 trucks and 80 trailers to transport heavy equipment, Two radars for Unmanned Aerial Systems, 20 multi-mission radars, Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems, Tactical secure communications systems, surveillance systems, and optics, Explosive ordnance disposal equipment, Body armor and other field equipment, Funding for training, maintenance, and sustainment.

{September 28th, 2022 US Aid to Ukraine contracting actions here}

Date: September 29th

Action: Biden administration will provide $12.3 Billion to meet Ukraine’s critical security and economic needs. The package includes $7.5 billion in military assistance and another $4.5 billion in economic and humanitarian support. The bill allocates $3 billion of the $7.5 billion in military aid for the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, which allows the Pentagon to contract for new weapons and equipment for Kyiv, and another $2.8 billion to bolster U.S. forces stationed in the European theater. It also appropriates $1.5 billion in funding to backfill U.S. stockpiles of weapons already sent to Ukraine, an amount that includes $540 million for critical munitions replenishment. The Pentagon inspector general is also set to receive $2 million in additional funds to oversee this aid.


October

Date: October 4th

Action: Biden administration will provide $625 Million to meet Ukraine’s critical security needs. This package includes Four High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) and associated ammunition, 16 155mm Howitzers, 75,000 155mm artillery rounds, 500 precision-guided 155mm artillery rounds, 1,000 155mm rounds of Remote Anti-Armor Mine (RAAM) Systems, 16 105mm Howitzers, 30,000 120mm mortar rounds, 200 MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles, 200,000 rounds of small arms ammunition, Obstacle emplacement equipment and Claymore anti-personnel munitions.

{October 4th, 2022 US Aid to Ukraine fact sheet here}

Date: October 14th

Action: Biden administration will provide $725 Million to meet Ukraine’s critical security needs. This package includes Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS); 23,000 155mm artillery rounds; 500 precision-guided 155mm artillery rounds; 5,000 155mm rounds of Remote Anti-Armor Mine (RAAM) Systems; 5,000 anti-tank weapons; High-speed Anti-radiation missiles (HARMs); More than 200 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs); Small arms and more than 2,000,000 rounds of small arms ammunition and Medical supplies.

Date: October 28th

Action: Biden administration will provide $275 Million to meet Ukraine’s critical security needs. This package includes additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), 500 precision-guided 155mm artillery rounds, 2,000 155mm rounds of Remote Anti-Armor Mine (RAAM) Systems, More than 1,300 anti-armor systems, 125 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs), Small arms and more than 2,750,000 rounds of small arms ammunition, and Four satellite communications antennas.


November

Date: November 4th

Action: Biden administration will provide $400 Million to meet Ukraine’s critical security needs. This package includes additional Funding to refurbish HAWK air defense missiles for inclusion in future Presidential Drawdown packages, 45 Refurbished T-72B Tanks with advanced optics, communications, and armor packages, 1,100 Phoenix Ghost Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems, 40 Armored Riverine Boats, Funding to refurbish 250 M1117 Armored Security Vehicles, Tactical secure communications systems, surveillance systems, Funding for training, maintenance, and sustainment.

Date: November 10th

Action: Biden administration will provide $400 Million to meet Ukraine’s critical security needs. This package includes missiles for HAWK air defense systems; Four Avenger air defense systems, and Stinger missiles; Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS); 21,000 155mm artillery rounds; 500 precision-guided 155mm artillery rounds; 10,000 120mm mortar rounds; 100 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs); 400 grenade launchers; Small arms, optics, and more than 20,000,000 rounds of small arms ammunition; Demolition equipment for obstacle clearing and Cold weather protective gear.

Date: November 22nd

Action: Biden administration will provide $4.5 Billion in direct budgetary aid to Ukraine for Government needs.

Date: November 23rd

Action: Biden administration will provide $400 Million to meet Ukraine’s critical security needs. This package includes Additional munitions for National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS); 150 heavy machine guns with thermal imagery sights to counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS); Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS); 200 precision-guided 155mm artillery rounds; 10,000 120mm mortar rounds; High-speed Anti-radiation missiles (HARMs); 150 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs); Over 100 light tactical vehicles; Over 20,000,000 rounds of small arms ammunition; Over 200 generators; Spare parts for 105mm Howitzers and other equipment.

Date: November 29th

Action: Biden administration will provide $53 Million to meet Ukraine’s critical energy needs. This package includes distribution transformers, circuit breakers, surge arresters, disconnectors, vehicles and other key equipment.


December

Date: December 9th

Action: Biden administration will provide $275 Million to meet Ukraine’s critical security needs. This package includes Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS); 80,000 155mm artillery rounds; Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems equipment; Counter air defense capability; High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) Ambulances and medical equipment; Approximately 150 generators; Field equipment.

Date: December 21st

Action: Biden administration will provide $1.85B to meet Ukraine’s critical security needs. This package includes One Patriot air defense battery and munitions; Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS); 500 precision-guided 155mm artillery rounds; 10 120mm mortar systems and 10,000 120mm mortar rounds; 10 82mm mortar systems; 10 60mm mortar systems; 37 Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicles; 120 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs); Six armored utility trucks; High-speed Anti-radiation missiles (HARMs); Precision aerial munitions; Over 2,700 grenade launchers and small arms; Claymore anti-personnel munitions; Demolition munitions and equipment; Night vision devices and optics; Tactical secure communications systems; Body armor and other field equipment. Under USAI, the DoD will also provide Ukraine with 45,000 152mm artillery rounds; 20,000 122mm artillery rounds; 50,000 122mm GRAD rockets; 100,000 rounds of 125mm tank ammunition; SATCOM terminals and services; Funding for training, maintenance, and sustainment.

{December 23rd, 2022 US Aid to Ukraine fact sheet here}

Date: December 29th

Action: Biden signed $1.7T spending bill into law. This bill includes $44.9B in emergency assistance to Ukraine in efforts to help pay for economic support, humanitarian + infrastructure needs, military training, weapons, logistics support and salaries.


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