Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Oksana Markarova
The Ukrainian ambassador to the United States has detailed where the $40 billion signed by President Joe Biden will go.
Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States, Oksana Markarova, has detailed how $40 billion of President Joe Biden’s signed additional appropriations for Ukraine will be used. This is reported Markarova в Facebook.
The US President signed the Law on Additional Appropriations for Ukraine for 2022. It provides for the allocation of nearly $40 billion in emergency assistance to the Ukrainian people and global democracy.
“The long-awaited document provides for the direction of resources to Ukraine itself and to protect global democracy in general.
1) $23.75 billion is planned to be directed to security and defense assistance to Ukraine, as well as to US efforts to strengthen European security. In particular:
- $6 billion for the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, including the provision of weapons, military equipment, training, logistical support, logistics, intelligence support to the Ukrainian defense and security forces;
- $4 billion for the US State Department’s Foreign Military Financing program to provide additional support to Ukraine and the countries of NATO’s eastern flank to develop and strengthen their defense capabilities;
- 8.7 billion dollars – to replenish the American stocks of weapons and military equipment provided to Ukraine (this article makes it possible to allocate up to 8 billion dollars through the mechanism of presidential drawdowns;
- $3.9 billion to European Operations Command for Mission Support, Intelligence Support, Additional Weapons and Equipment.
- $550 million – Acquisition of critical munitions to increase US Department of Defense stockpiles and develop systems protection strategies identified for possible future exports;
- $600 million to reduce existing industrial base constraints to speed up rocket production and expand critical mineral mining capabilities.
2) 9 billion dollars – for additional economic and technical assistance to Ukraine, namely:
- $8 billion to respond to urgent needs in Ukraine, including direct budgetary support;
- $400 million – to support law enforcement and ensure the rule of law in Ukraine, in particular for investigating and documenting war crimes and human rights violations;
- $100 million to provide protection against the effects of chemical, biological and nuclear threats and expand demining programs;
- $500 million – to support the EBRD to meet the economic and energy needs of Ukraine.
3) $6.58 billion – for additional humanitarian assistance to solve the problem of food security at the global level, as well as providing assistance to people affected by Russian aggression against Ukraine:
- $350 million – to provide humanitarian assistance to refugees from Ukraine;
- $4.35 billion – to provide food aid to people around the world suffering from hunger due to Russia’s war against Ukraine, as well as to provide other urgent humanitarian needs of the population in Ukraine;
- $150 million to help countries, including Ukraine, mitigate the impact of rising food prices;
- 900 million dollars – to assist refugees from Ukraine in the United States, including for living, learning English, post-traumatic support, schooling, etc.;
- $760 million – to prevent and respond to global food danger;
- $54 million – to provide medical care for refugees from Ukraine in the United States;
- $20 million for additional humanitarian assistance,” the statement said.
Earlier today, US President Joe Biden on Saturday, May 21, signed a bill to allocate $ 40 billion to Ukraine.