The US government is doing a lot for Ukraine in the face of Russia’s aggression and invasion.
Some of the actions that the US government has taken to support Ukraine and hold Russia accountable over the last year are:
- Providing security assistance: The US has committed approximately $6.3 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden Administration, including approximately $5.6 billion since the beginning of Russia’s unprovoked invasion on February 241. This assistance includes weapons, equipment, training, and advisory support to help Ukraine defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity. Some of the items that the US has provided or pledged to provide are: Javelin anti-tank missiles, Patriot air defense systems, F-16 fighter jets, Apache attack helicopters, Black Hawk utility helicopters, ScanEagle drones, Humvees, armored vehicles, radars, night vision devices, medical supplies, and more231.
- Imposing sanctions and export controls: The US has led unprecedented efforts to isolate and impose costs on Russia for its illegal and destabilizing actions. The US has coordinated with its allies and partners to impose the largest and most comprehensive sanctions and export control actions taken against a major economy. These actions target key sectors of the Russian economy, such as energy, finance, defense, and technology. They also target individuals and entities that are involved in or support Russia’s aggression, such as oligarchs, officials, military personnel, companies, banks, and organizations3.
- Providing financial and humanitarian assistance: The US has also stepped up to provide financial and humanitarian assistance to help Ukrainians cope with the economic and social impacts of the war. The US has provided over $2 billion in economic aid to support Ukraine’s reforms, recovery, and resilience. This aid includes loan guarantees, debt relief, budget support, technical assistance, and grants for various sectors and programs3. The US has also provided over $500 million in humanitarian aid to address the urgent needs of millions of Ukrainians affected by the conflict. This aid includes food, water, shelter, health care, protection, education, and psychosocial support3.
- Supporting diplomatic efforts: The US has supported diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict peacefully and restore Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The US has participated in the Normandy Format talks with France, Germany, Ukraine, and Russia to implement the Minsk agreements. The US has also engaged with other international forums and partners, such as NATO, the EU, the OSCE, the UN, Turkey, Canada, and others to coordinate actions and pressure on Russia. The US has also maintained regular communication with Ukrainian leaders and civil society to express solidarity and support3.
These are some of the things that the US government is doing for Ukraine. The US remains committed to standing with the people of Ukraine for as long as it takes.
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