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White House Announces $300 Million Stopgap Military Aid Package for Ukraine

Ukraine is running dangerously low on munitions as efforts to get fresh funds for weapons have stalled amid Republican opposition. (Click image for article.)

Photo: Ukrainian servicemen attend a military exercise in Kyiv region, on 27 September 2023. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

 

The Pentagon will rush about $300m in weapons to Ukraine after finding some cost savings in its contracts, even though the military remains deeply overdrawn and needs at least $10bn to replenish all the weapons it has pulled from its stocks to help Kyiv in its desperate fight against Russia, the White House announced on Tuesday.

It’s the Pentagon’s first announced security package for Ukraine since December, when it acknowledged it was out of replenishment funds. It wasn’t until recent days that officials publicly acknowledged they weren’t just out of replenishment funds, but $10bn overdrawn.

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