More than five months after Russia’s brutal and unprovoked assault, the Ukrainian people inspire the world as they defend their country and their freedom. The United States continues to support allies and partners of more than 50 countries in providing vital security assistance to support Ukraine’s defense of its sovereignty and territorial integrity against Russian aggression.
Today, following a delegation of authority from the President, I authorize our 17th August 2021 withdrawal of up to $ 550 million in weapons and equipment from the US Department of Defense (DoD) stocks for Ukraine’s self-defense. . Today’s announcement includes more ammunition for the High Mobility Artillery Missile Systems (HIMARS) and 155mm artillery systems that Ukrainian forces are using so effectively on the battlefield to defend their country. This levy will bring total US military assistance to Ukraine to approximately $ 8.7 billion since the start of this administration.
Our commitment to the Ukrainian people will not waver. We remain united with Ukraine.