US military aid to Ukraine surpasses $3 billion under Biden. Here's what's been provided_freckle removal houston

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US military aid to Ukraine surpasses $3 billion under Biden. Here's what's been provided

Joey Garrison, USA TODAY·7 min readIn this article:
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WASHINGTON – More than 1,400 Stinger anti-aircraft systems. About 5,500 Javelin missiles. More than 7,000 small arms. And 50 million rounds of ammunition.

Vowing to "stand with Ukraine," President Joe Biden and his administration have committed $2.6 billion in U.S. military aid to Ukraine since Russia's invasion Feb. 24, supplying a range of weapons for Ukraine's defense against Russian aggression.

The latest round, $800 million authorized Wednesday, raised the total committed to Ukraine to $3.2 billion since Biden took office. There's also been indirect assistance to allies such as a Patriot missile system the United States repositioned to Slovakia after its government agreed to supply an S-300 air defense system to Ukraine.

"We won’t be able to advertise every piece of security we give because our allies and partners are supplying to Ukraine through us," Biden said last week, "but advanced weapons and ammunition are flowing in every single day."

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A Ukrainian soldier holds a Next Generation Light Anti-tank Weapon (NLAW) that was used to destroy a Russian armored personnel carrier (APC) in Irpin, north of Kyiv, on March 12, 2022.
A Ukrainian soldier holds a Next Generation Light Anti-tank Weapon (NLAW) that was used to destroy a Russian armored personnel carrier (APC) in Irpin, north of Kyiv, on March 12, 2022.

Most of the assistance has been authorized through the Foreign Assistance Act. Biden has rebuffed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's calls to implement a "no-fly" zone over Ukraine and a proposal from Poland to send fighter jets to a U.S. air base in Germany to facilitate their transfer to Ukraine.

Zelenskyy has repeatedly pushed Western allies, particularly the United States, to provide more aid amid allegations of war crimes and genocide directed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"Without additional weapons, this war will turn into an endless bloodbath that will spread misery, suffering and destruction. Mariupol, Bucha, Kramatorsk – the list goes on," Zelenskyy tweeted this week. "No one will stop Russia except Ukraine with heavy weapons." He ended with the hashtag "#ArmUkraineNow."

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