Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Monday that the US committed an additional $457.5 million in “civilian security assistance” that will go toward the country’s law enforcement agencies.
Blinken said that the new aid brings the total funds for Ukrainian law enforcement committed by the US to $645 million since last December. He said that funding has gone to the National Police of Ukraine and Ukraine’s State Border Guard Service.
The aid includes personal protective equipment, medical supplies, and armored vehicles. Blinken said the new funding would also go toward investigating alleged Russian war crimes in areas of Ukraine.
Aid for Ukraine is still being pulled from the $40 billion bill President Biden signed back in May. But Congress has reportedly agreed to include $12 billion in new Ukraine aid in a government funding bill that will be voted on this week.
The plans for new aid come as Ukraine is asking the US for more advanced and longer-range weapons. Blinken said Sunday that conversations on what weapons to provide Ukraine next are “ongoing.” US support for Ukraine shows no sign of slowing down despite the risk of provoking Moscow and President Vladimir Putin’s recent warning regarding nuclear weapons.
25 thoughts on “US Announces $457.5 Million in ‘Civilian Security Aid’ for Ukraine”
And yet we can’t fund our own country. Simple basics: repair roads and bridges. Improve the electrical grid. Fund forest fighting efforts. etc. Our Indian friend said, “Oh, the highway here (280) looks worse than Mumbai.”
Fighting climate change is too expensive. Gotta get rid of the dog gone Social Security, Medicare, the “sacred cows” Biden called them 40 years ago. National Healthcare too expensive (first proposed by that Republican Teddy Roosevelt). Etc. Etc.
The most hated people on earth Lord Voldomort Zelensky, Joey Biden, beta male Blinker, and POS obama.
Your obsession with empty suit Obama continues to amuse.
You are the only obama sycophant who notices and cares.
You’d have to look long and hard to find where I said anything good about Obama. And I’m the only one commenting on your obsession because I believe you’re a closet racist.
There you go again. Throwing the racist accusation label is the bastion of the uneducated. Enjoy your small mind and limited IQ!
I base it on not only your illogical obsession with Obama but mostly because of your past comments about Lloyd Austin. The words “affirmative action hire” usually preceded his name. So, anyone thinking that Austin is even remotely different from his predecessors led me to believe it must be because of his skin color. You usually said he had a low IQ also and you just told me the same so maybe I was wrong and you’re an equal opportunity ass.
There you go again! Loyd J Austin never did anything militarily or intellectually to deserve his promotion or board seat in the defense industry. As a retired military officer I know about him.
As for obama he has an office down the street from the White House and consults with senile Biden often. He could have been the greatest president in American history but instead he became parochial and hateful.
There are more identity politics going on in Washington than you will admit.
Austin is a kiss ass lifer. No different than any other general who spent their lives sucking up for their stars. But every time you mentioned Austin the “affirmative action hire” and “low IQ” crap was always part of his description. And you being a retired military officer doesn’t mean shit as far as giving you any kind of advantage about “knowing him”. I stand by what I said.
Most morons know no of what they speak.
Great you agree that you are a moron. Delicious!
Actually, I thought that you were admitting that you were the moron. Your comment, “most morons know no what they speak”, gave you away. I thought military officers paid attention to detail.
While I agree with many of CT’s assertions, I was unpleasantly surprised when he trashed my “equestrian lifestyle” and maintained that I was actually a ghetto-dweller.
I laughed my head off at the “equestrian lifestyle” remark, as if I spent hours in the show ring. Before I retired my mare, my “equestrianism” consisted of slapping a WESTERN saddle on her and riding down the road to visit neighbors on my way to ride the trails on my bestie’s 100-acre farm.
Not sure what set THAT off 😁
Heck, I’m just a redneck cowgirl!…with a higher than average IQ, which according to CT, I do not possess, just like you 😉
Malapropism is _______ .
Oh, c’mon. Someone with a name like “Critical Thinker” wouldn’t just continuously throw out BS with no connection whatsoever to reality, right?
It’s barely closeted, to be honest.
My feelings exactly. I was trying to be diplomatic.
Hey, we agreed on something! I feel like we should have cake or something, lol
We agree on more than you think.
“Civilian security assistance” of that caliber would be a good start to addressing our own goddamned issues.
Clean water in Jackson, anyone?
Shelter for the homeless?
Assistance for those not able to afford lifesaving medication?
Raises in SS for those who worked their entire lives to earn it, and are subsisting on that alone?
Subsidies for parents struggling to feed their families due to rampant inflation?
Oh, and gas is back up to over $4 a gallon here.
While I don’t agree with a lot of domestic spending, I’d rather spend it here than over there. It’s time to take away Zelensky’s credit card.
Kiev should be pleased. They can use some of the money to fund the Praviy Sektor “filtration” squads ferreting out “collaborators” in “liberated” places like Bucha and Izium.
Only the destruction of Kyiv will end all of this funny money funnel.
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