Between August and October 2023, aid to Ukraine from its Western allies reached its lowest level since January 2022 (the last month before Russia’s large-scale invasion of the country). They decreased by almost 90% compared to the same period last year. This was reported by European Pravda with reference to a study by the Kiel Institute of World Economy.
The total cost of aid packages allocated to Ukraine from August to October this year is, according to the study, 2.11 billion euros.
The largest donor of military assistance remains the United States, which in total supplied weapons and ammunition to Ukraine worth 44 billion euros. After them comes Germany, which transferred weapons worth more than 17 billion euros to Kyiv. Other major donors to Ukraine are the UK, Canada, the Netherlands, Finland, Ireland, Croatia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.
Earlier it became known that Ukraine has requested new types of weapons from the United States to repel Russian aggression, including THAAD missile defense systems, F/A-18 Hornet fighters, Apache and Black Hawk helicopters.
On Wednesday evening, the Senate, despite a call from US President Joe Biden, blocked a bill that would provide funding for military assistance to Ukraine, Israel and humanitarian assistance to the population of Gaza. The reason for this is that Republicans insist on tightening the regime on the border with Mexico and allocating additional funds for its construction. New rounds of negotiations on this issue are expected. The US President said that Washington cannot allow Russian President Vladimir Putin to win in Ukraine. Biden is confident that if he wins, Russia will not stop at Ukraine and will be able to attack other countries. Agreeing on assistance to Kyiv cannot wait, Biden believes. Without a decision by the United States, support for Ukraine by other allies – European countries, Japan and other partners – may also be in question, Biden emphasized.