U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to ask Congress for a $100 billion supplemental spending package, including $60 billion for Ukraine and another $40 billion for aid in Israel, Taiwan and the U.S.’s southern border.
The spending package is for the fiscal year ending September 2024.
The United States has already provided over $75 billion in resources for Ukraine, including humanitarian aid, financial aid, and military equipment.
A substantial portion of assistance has been allocated to provide Ukrainian military leaders with weaponry, training, and intelligence necessary for countering Russia, possessing one of the world’s most formidable armed forces.
Many experts in the West contend that the military support offered by the United States and its partners has played a pivotal role in Ukraine’s defense and its retaliation against Russia’s actions.
Leaders from the U.S. and its allies view Russia’s invasion as a severe and unlawful act of aggression on NATO’s border.
Nineteen months into the conflict, the Biden administration had given or committed to providing Ukraine with extensive defense capabilities, including Abrams main battle tanks, anti-aircraft missiles, coastal defense vessels, and cutting-edge surveillance and radar systems.
In July, the Biden administration stirred some controversy by agreeing to furnish Ukraine with cluster munitions, which most nations prohibit due to the potential risks posed by their unexploded components to civilians for many years after their use.