Jun 15, 2022 - World

Biden administration has sent $5.6B to Ukraine since start of war

Ukrainian soldiers with big cannon gun

Ukrainian soldiers on June 15. Photo: Aris Messinis/AFP via Getty Images

The Biden administration has approved roughly $5.6 billion in security assistance for Ukraine since the start of Russia's unprovoked invasion in February, according to the Department of Defense.

Driving the news: President Biden announced a new $1 billion military aid package for Ukraine on Wednesday, the largest single amount approved thus far in the war.

  • The aid package will include more arms for Ukraine, such as coastal defense systems, artillery, advanced rocket systems and ammunition.

Flashback: On June 1, the Department of Defense estimated that it had committed more than $4.6 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the start of the invasion.

The big picture: Just a month before the invasion began, the U.S. estimated that it had committed more than $2.7 billion in aid to Ukraine since 2014.

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