President Joe Biden is preparing to announce another $375 million in weapons aid for Ukraine, according to reports.
Officials in both the Biden and Zelensky administrations have confirmed the United States is to hand over another $375 million in so-called “military aid” to Ukraine.
The news comes just weeks after reports that the Biden administration is continuing to shovel billions of dollars into the country since Russia invaded it last year.
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The “aid” being sent East will include armored vehicles, anti-tank weapons, and more artillery rounds, Politico reports.
The outlet adds that the weapons sent from by Biden will likely aid in the Ukraine counterattack on Russia amid reports of “months of hard fighting” ahead.
As Brietbart reports:
This package is being sent on top of an extra $3 billion worth of aid allocated to Ukraine earlier this month due to a so-called “accounting error. “
According to the Keil Institute, the U.S. taxpayer has paid $46.6 billion in weapons shipments to Ukraine, $26.4 billion in financial aid, and $2.9 billion in humanitarian help since last year’s invasion by Russia.
The U.S. government under Biden has committed to far more spending on the war-torn country, however, having already committed to over $113 billion, more than the military budget of most nations.
The staggering amount of cash sent to the former Soviet state for military hardware, weapons, and ammo from America is more than that sent from all the European nations combined, despite the conflict being on the EU’s doorstep.
Meanwhile, the Biden administration has said that it will back Western allies that choose to send their advanced F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine, with the President telling the G7 that his country will also help train Ukrainians to use the aircraft.
Biden has seen less success in negotiating with Republicans on raising the country’s debt ceiling, with rampant spending by the country now threatening a government shutdown sometime over the summer.
The news comes just days after the Pentagon overestimated the price of weapons sent to Ukraine by at least $3 billion due to an “accounting mistake.”
As The Daily Fetched reported:
Two GOP lawmakers said the error caused Kyiv to miss out on critically needed weapons.
“These funds could have been used for extra supplies and weapons for the upcoming counteroffensive, instead of rationing funds to last for the remainder of the fiscal year,” House Armed Services Committee chairman Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) and House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said in a statement.
While the DoD discovered the accounting mistake on Ukraine funds earlier this year, Congress was only informed on Thursday, Rogers and McCaul said.
“The revelation of a three-billion-dollar accounting error discovered two months ago and only today shared with Congress is extremely problematic, to say the least,” they said.