Ukraine’s brave defenders continue to resist Russia’s aggression while civilians across the country endure drone and missile strikes. Their steadfast courage has inspired the world and galvanized U.S. and global efforts to aid Ukraine in its time of crisis.
Pursuant to a delegation of authority from President Biden, I am authorizing our 42nd drawdown for Ukraine. This assistance package includes dual-purpose improved conventional munitions, or DPICMs, a highly effective and reliable artillery capability to engage area targets that the United States has not previously provided to Ukraine. It also includes additional precision aerial munitions, munitions for multiple launch rocket systems, 155mm howitzers, 155mm and 105mm artillery ammunition, air defense munitions, anti-tank missiles and rockets, more armored Bradley and Stryker vehicles, and other equipment essential to strengthening Ukraine’s brave forces on the battlefield and helping them retake Ukraine’s sovereign territory and defend their fellow citizens. This package contains critical security assistance totaling $800 million worth of arms and equipment from Department of Defense stocks.
Russia started this unprovoked war against Ukraine. Russia could end it at any time by withdrawing its forces from Ukraine and stopping its brutal attacks against Ukraine’s cities and people. Until Russia does so, the United States and our allies and partners will stand united with Ukraine, for as long as it takes.