Biden Announces Additional $1.85 Billion in Military Aid to Ukraine as Zelensky Arrives to Red-Carpet Welcome (VIDEO)

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The Biden Regime on Wednesday announced $1.85 billion in additional security assistance for Ukraine.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in Washington DC on Wednesday afternoon.

Biden rolled out the red carpet for Zelensky.

Literally.

WATCH:

Per the Pentagon:

On December 21, as part of President Zelenskyy’s visit to the White House, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced $1.85 billion in additional security assistance for Ukraine. This includes the authorization of a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $1 billion, as well as $850 million in assistance via the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI).

The Presidential Drawdown is the twenty-eighth such drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for Ukraine that the Biden Administration has authorized since August 2021. Capabilities in this package include:

  • One Patriot air defense battery and munitions;
  • Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS);
  • 500 precision-guided 155mm artillery rounds;
  • 10 120mm mortar systems and 10,000 120mm mortar rounds;
  • 10 82mm mortar systems;
  • 10 60mm mortar systems;
  • 37 Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicles;
  • 120 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs);
  • Six armored utility trucks;
  • High-speed Anti-radiation missiles (HARMs);
  • Precision aerial munitions;
  • Over 2,700 grenade launchers and small arms;
  • Claymore anti-personnel munitions;
  • Demolition munitions and equipment;
  • Night vision devices and optics;
  • Tactical secure communications systems;
  • Body armor and other field equipment.

Under USAI, the DoD will also provide Ukraine with:

  • 45,000 152mm artillery rounds;
  • 20,000 122mm artillery rounds;
  • 50,000 122mm GRAD rockets;
  • 100,000 rounds of 125mm tank ammunition;
  • SATCOM terminals and services;
  • Funding for training, maintenance, and sustainment.

This is in addition to the $45 billion in aid to Ukraine written into the latest Omnibus spending bill making its way through Congress.

According to the Associated Press, Zelensky is preparing to tell Congress that the $45 billion in new aid under consideration in the Omnibus bill making its way through Congress is not enough money.

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