The Biden administration has announced a further $1.2 billion in funding for the ongoing war effort in Ukraine.
While America teeters on the brink of a major depression, the Biden administration decided sending even more cash to Ukraine would be appropriate.
As Wicz reports:
The package includes 155mm artillery rounds, additional air defense systems and munitions, and drone ammunition, as well as equipment to help “integrate Western air defense launchers, missiles, and radars” with Ukraine’s existing systems.
First reported by The Associated Press, the package will fall under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI), which means it will be contracted and purchased from manufacturers instead of pulled directly from Defense Department stocks in a drawdown. Instead of supplying Ukraine with the weapons it currently needs, USAI packages are intended to create a medium- and long-term supply for Ukraine.
With the new package announcement, the US has committed $37.6 billion in military funding to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden administration, including $36.9 billion.
However, the new package will reportedly not be sourced from existing Pentagon munitions stocks.
Instead, the federal government will use taxpayer dollars to purchase brand-new equipment, which will be delivered to Ukraine over the coming months.
Last week, President Donald Trump said he could end the war in Ukraine within 24 hours when reelected in 2024.
Trump described the war in Ukraine as a “disaster,” adding that he believes the death toll is much higher than what’s being reported.
“You don’t knock down a whole city and say two people got hurt,” Trump told Farage.
Trump then declared that he would find it “easy” to end the conflict if elected president.
“I will end that war in one day; it will take 24 hours,” Trump said of the Ukraine conflict.
Meanwhile, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said Trump must return to the presidency to end the war in Ukraine.