Attributed to Acting Pentagon Press Secretary Todd Breasseale:
Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) announces the authorization of a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $400 million to meet critical needs for Ukraine’s fight. This authorization is the Biden Administration’s fifteenth drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021.
Capabilities in this package include:
- Four High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) and additional ammunition for HIMARS;
- Three Tactical Vehicles to recover equipment;
- 155mm artillery ammunition;
- Demolition munitions;
- Counter-battery systems;
- Spare parts and other equipment.
The United States has now committed $2.2 billion of security assistance to Ukraine in the last three weeks as we support their fight to defend their democracy. In total, the United States has committed approximately $8 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden Administration. Since 2014, the United States has committed more than $9.2 billion in security assistance to Ukraine.
The United States continues to work with its Allies and partners to provide Ukraine with capabilities to meet its evolving battlefield requirements.