The Biden administration announced Friday a new $400 million weapons package for Ukraine that includes more High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), 150mm artillery ammunition, and tactical vehicles.
The new aid marks the 15th weapons package the US has pledged for Ukraine since Russia invaded the country on February 24, demonstrating the Biden administration’s commitment to flooding the country with arms.
According to the Pentagon, the new package includes:
- Four HIMARS and additional ammunition for HIMARS
- Three Tactical Vehicles to recover equipment
- 155mm artillery ammunition
- Demolition munitions
- Counter-battery systems
- Spare parts and other equipment
The new package brings the total number of HIMARS the US has pledged to Ukraine to 12. US officials said that the eight that have already been sent are being used in combat in the Donbas, although Russia has said that it destroyed two US-provided HIMARS, a claim Kyiv rejects.
The $400 million was pulled from the $40 billion Ukraine aid bill that President Biden signed back in May. It was authorized using presidential drawdown authority, which allows the president to send Ukraine weapons directly from the US military’s stockpile with no congressional oversight.
The $40 billion aid bill is meant to last through September 30, which marks the end of the fiscal year for the US federal government. Combined with the $13.6 billion bill that was already spent, the US will spend about $54 billion in total on the war in Ukraine in the 2022 fiscal year unless more funds are authorized.
It’s likely that billions more in spending for Ukraine will be approved for the 2023 fiscal year as the US says it will support Ukraine for a long time. Last week, at the NATO summit in Madrid, Biden said he was ready to support Ukraine for “as long as it takes” to defeat Russia.
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More targets for Kinzhal!
The Defense industry thanks you.
Why not a few Nukes also? Toys for the drug addict porn comedian”president’
They are being very careful about the quality of the weapons they provide.
Canons for the ‘canon fodder’. I think the Washington-Nazi Axis has found history’s greatest sucker nation. Pity the Ukrainians.
Those cannons are being fed Russians
And as long as that is happening the Ukrainians will continue on until they are all dead and their country is a cratered shithole. But let the feeding continue, I guess. After all you don’t live there.
We support the Ukrainians so we provide them the tools to continue, and allow them to end this conflict on the most favorable terms possible. It likely will end with some kind of negotiation. Nobody here is making the Ukrainians fight.
No “we” don’t. Our MIC, and their compliant whores in Washington provide them with tools to continue to die. The more time goes by the prospect of ending “this conflict on the most favorable terms possible” becomes less and less likely. Sticking with the idea that this about any kind of concern for Ukraine is just foolish and I know you know that.
The Russians can stop anytime they want to and go home. The Ukrainians are home so they have fewer options
What if we looked at it like the Russians aren’t going to leave because they believe their existence hangs in the balance if they lose this war? Why can’t that be something to take seriously instead of just throwing catch phrases out there like that is going to somehow stop Ukrainian’s from dying in large numbers and their country being destroyed? Russia’s legitimate concerns should have been addressed. That has become obvious.
Well BS, their existence does not hang in the balance, have you seen how much Russia there is? now if they had some concerns this was a completely inappropriate way of addressing them. I will agree with you if you wan that Osama bin Laden had a point, but I don’t think his way of expressing himself was correct.
I suppose we could look at our own country and wonder how they would react if what concerned Russia was happening to us. Mexico’s legitimate leader is overthrown by a coup instigated by Russia and replaced with a regime that is hostile to us, the Warsaw pact is expanding to our very borders with WMD’s that could reach Washington in 7 minutes deployed in those countries. Now, would we call that a threat to OUR existence???? You can bet your ass we would. And what other choice did they have? It was the US that eschewed diplomacy not Russia.
Does the USA spout BS as well? Why certainly our immense fear of Cuba is laughable the notion that Israel is an ally absurd I could go on and on. None of that means that what Russia spouts isn’t BS
C’mon, you can do better than that. Russia isn’t spouting BS. Those things I listed happened and the US would have reacted in similar fashion but with increased brutality. Those same things that you once agreed with. But somehow the invasion changed your perception.
Amazing, how successful they are at selling Kool-Aide.
It’s like the twelve days of Christmas.
It’s 365 days of Christmas if you are a warmonger…
Washington DC must be purged of all neocons and war mongers and those allowing the rip off of the USA tax payer. D.C.,,the seat of all evil.
There’s a level of governance above mere political parties that pull the strings. Biden’s presidency proves it.
All presidencies have proved that…!
Jay, if that happened it would be a ghost town.
All the better, Wars.
nobody notices all that BS until a democrat is in charge.
when the republican was in charge nobody noticed any malfeasance.
edit) when push comes to shove i will not differentiate between the blue and the red.
We notice all that BS here all the time. Justin Raimondo woke me up back in the 90s. I’ve been here since to witness the same warmongering policies going under both Republican and Democrat administrations just the same.
What’s needed is a political enema,,,,
This is absolutely the best comment I have read in years. Literally. Thank you, Donna.
I’m getting a great visual Donna! 😅
I’m still very concerned about Biden’s mental capacity….
Donna; it Just. Ain’t. There.
Putin, a man of his word, has said repeatedly that RUSSIA WILL NOT LOSE THIS WAR.
It seems as though ByeDone is looking forward to the possibility of mushroom clouds.
For god’s sake, ByeDone, you inept fool: send diplomats, not instruments of death!
Really? Putin has said that RUSSIA WILL NOT LOSE THIS WAR?
In that case, why isn’t he in jail, as calling it a war at all makes one eligible for ten years in prison?
Why isn’t Dubya in jail , Thomas?
He’s free as a bird, pretending to be an “artist”. As a fine lifetime natural artist myself, I find his amateurish attempts at “painting” utterly hysterical.
Bush isn’t in jail for the same reason Putin isn’t: Laws are for the little people.
You’re right about that Thomas, which is why I refuse to sit on a jury.
I report every time I’m summoned, in hope of being able to hang a jury and get some guy who was picked up with an ounce of marijuana off the hook or whatever. But I’m never picked.
Usually the trials are canceled (more than 90% of cases get plea-bargained, often at the last minute). I’ve made it into the “pool” once and didn’t get selected. I assume that any diligent prosecutor would punch my name into Google and go “not only no but f*ck no.”
Well said Gypsy!
Send lawyers, guns and money, the sh-t has hit the fan!…
I continue to try and wrap my mind around this: Biden, blah, blah, blah ready to support Ukraine for as long as it takes to defeat Russia…Ukraine to defeat Russia???! It concerns me that Biden would imply such was even possible…
Billions, upon billions of dollars going down the rabbit hole…Put an extra olive in Biden’s martini glass…
How does one pull 400 billion from 40 billion?…. (It’s new math, right?)
And I haven’t had any martinis (yet)…
It`s easy to created billions when you just have to print it , however sooner or later the party will be over.
It is obviously a mistake… 400 million from forty billion.
I still think that we should buy Ukraine and make it a US state.
That’s what Russia is doing – to make it a Russian state. Except they’re spending the US and EU oil money to do it – which means that the US and EU are effectively subsidizing it – which makes much more sense than what the US is doing. On top of which the US and EU economies are collapsing at the same time which makes it a win-win for Russia.
Russian spokesperson said that if Lithuania doesn’t lift the partial blockade on Kaliningrad they will respond harshly. What will their response be? It doesn’t look like Lithuania will reverse course. Is Russia going to send in troops to break the blockade?
My understanding is that Russian can continue supporting Kaliningrad by sea using various ships including new large ferries to ship in goods. The “harsh response” is likely to be economic in some way, not sure how. Now if Lithuania or NATO wants to try stopping Russian ships, things will get ugly.
Er Donna…I’d prefer not to.
If any nation deserves to be a state, it’s Puerto Rico.
Lovely, lovely people.
Yes they are!
400 million is 1% of 40 billion. So you can pull 400 million out of 40 billion 100 times.
“The $400 billion was pulled from the $40 billion Ukraine aid bill that President Biden signed back in May.”
There was this typo.
Math was never my thing but I can pull a rabbit out of a hat…
While our country rots with insecure southern border. How come in this “democracy” we don’t have a binding national vote on whether the American people want to keep throwing money down a rat hole or use our increasingly useless $$$$ to rebuild America? Unbridled American kleptocracy continues its bankrupting of our country.
i wanna puke, but as an american living the american dream i cant afford the lost nutrition…
Fuck Joe Biden!
Don’t hold back CT! Tell us what you really think!
F&CK Jill Biden!
That’s a tad harsh… Honest but harsh…
She has bad taste in husbands, Donna 😉
The USA and the rest of the “western democracies” are quite unhinged. They are in a terrible economic situation caused by their own mismanagement and use of illegal sanctions of Russia through their irrational hatred of Russia, yet double down on “helping Ukraine” with weapons and money. All this does is give false hope of “victory” to the corrupt Uke government, causes needless destruction of the NATO-trained (!!!) Ukrainian forces, and allows Russia to continue taking over more of what remains of that poor failed state. This is “helping, supporting Ukraine”???? I care a lot more about Ukrainian people than these dangerous leaders do, and I am sure the Russian will win!!!
I’ve completely lost count. Just what number handout is this to the military industrial complex just over Ukraine is this again?
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