Materiel set to be dispatched to the war-torn country include AIM-9M missiles for air defense, 155mm and 105mm artillery ammunition, munitions for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), more than three million rounds of small arms ammunition, and ambulances, according to the State Department.
“Russia started this war and could end it at any time by withdrawing its forces from Ukraine and stopping its brutal attacks,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement.
“Until it does, the United States and our allies and partners will stand united with Ukraine, for as long as it takes.”
US aid to Ukraine generally comes from either existing stockpiles via presidential drawdown authority (PDA) or from contracting a defense company to manufacture it via the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI).
The $250 million package announced Tuesday will come from existing stockpiles, meaning it should arrive much quicker than the other method.
Earlier this year, the Pentagon revealed it had overestimated the price point of shipments to Ukraine to the tune of billions of dollars.
So far, Biden has gifted $100 billion to Zelensky and there’s zero accountability.
Fuck Biden. May he rot in hell.