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Ukraine conflict: Biden seeks USD37.7 billion more for Ukraine

The M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launcher is among the weapon systems the US provided to Ukraine in 2022. (Janes)

The administration of US President Joe Biden asked Congress on 15 November to approve USD37.7 billion in additional Ukraine-related military, economic, and humanitarian assistance, including USD21.7 billion for defence.

The defence funding would provide equipment and other support to Ukrainian forces and replenish US stocks of weapons sent to the war-torn country, the administration said. The requested sum is intended to last until the end of US fiscal year (FY) 2023.

The administration said the new round of money is needed because about three-quarters of the USD12.3 billion in Ukraine aid that Congress approved in September 2022 has been disbursed or committed and much of the remaining amount will be used by the end of December.

β€œThat is why we are urging the Congress to provide additional appropriations to ensure Ukraine has the funding, weapons, and support it needs to defend itself, and that vulnerable people continue to receive lifesaving aid,” Shalanda Young, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, wrote in a letter to congressional leaders.

In addition to the September package, Congress approved USD13.6 billion for Ukraine in March and USD40 billion in May, bringing the total amount it has provided since Russia invaded Ukraine in February to USD65.9 billion.

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