U.S. Announces $250 Million Security Assistance to Ukraine
The United States Department of Defense has announced $250 million in security assistance funds to Ukraine.
The $250 million will support “additional training, equipment, and advisory efforts to strengthen Ukraine’s capacity to more effectively defend itself against Russian aggression”.
Today’s funding announcement comes five months after the impeachment of President Trump for the withholding of last year’s security assistance funding to Ukraine. President Trump was impeached as he allegedly withheld this security assistance funding to Ukraine until Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy committed to pursuing an investigation into Joe Biden.
The DOD says this year’s funding is “made possible by Ukraine’s continued progress on key defense institutional and anti-corruption reforms”; adding that “the United States remains committed to assisting Ukraine”.