The White House is expected to formally announce the aid, which could be used for arms purchases, training and other activities, on Wednesday, as Kyiv marks the anniversary of independence from the Soviet Union and the half-year anniversary of Moscow’s February invasion.
The money will be allocated under the Pentagon’s Ukraine Security Support Initiative, which can be used for immediate war expenses, including the purchase of supplies and weaponry.
This is a separate initiative from the Presidential Drawdown Authority (PDA), through which President Joe Biden can order the immediate transfer of weapons and ammunition to Ukrainian forces from existing US military stockpiles.
On Friday, the Pentagon announced the latest package under the PDA – 775 million. a fleet of various rockets, artillery and anti-tank weapons and ammunition, as well as armored mine neutralization vehicles worth $100,000.
Ukraine hopes to receive up to 16 billion from international partners by the end of this year. dollars
The head of the Ukrainian government, Denys Shmyhalis, stated that so far the country has received more than 14 billion euros from the allies. USD worth of financing, and by the end of this year they expect to receive another 12-16 billion. dollars, reports Polish Radio.
“At the same time, we are discussing the possibilities of a new large-scale lending program with the International Monetary Fund. In addition, thanks to the successful negotiations that the government held with foreign creditors, the budget and citizens of Ukraine will save more than 5 billion. dollars – Ukraine postponed the payment of foreign debts at least until 2024”, reminded the Prime Minister of Ukraine.
D. Shmyhalis also reported that since the beginning of the Russian invasion of the country, the expenses of the Ukrainian treasury amounted to approximately 16 billion. dollars, of which more than 7 billion was issued for national defense and similar purposes.
Polish President Andrzej Duda visited Kyiv on Tuesday, where he met with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky to reaffirm Warsaw’s support for Kyiv in its war with Russia and urge the Western community to impose new sanctions on Moscow.
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