U.S. President Joe Biden has instructed the State Department to provide Ukraine with an additional USD 60 million in aid. Funds will be allocated for defence articles, as well as for the education of Ukrainian military, according to a memorandum published on the White House website.
“I hereby delegate to the Secretary of State the authority under section 506(a)(1) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to direct the drawdown of up to $60 million in defense articles and services of the Department of Defense, and military education and training, to provide assistance to Ukraine,” the document reads.
As a reminder, U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives approved the National Defence Authorisation Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (NDAA 2021). The document provides for the allocation of USD 250 million in security assistance to Ukraine, including USD 75 million for the purchase of lethal weapons for the Armed Forces, which is USD 25 million more than in 2020.