Biden administration sends another $350 million worth of weapons to Ukraine

 March 22, 2023

While America's national debt currently stands at over $31 trillion, that didn't stop President Joe Biden from pulling the trigger on sending even more money to Ukraine this week.  

According to The Epoch Times, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken released a statement on Monday in which he promised yet another round of payments to the beleaguered Eastern European country.

Blinken pledges $350 million worth of military assistance

"This week, as Russia’s unconscionable war of aggression against Ukraine continues at great human cost, we are again reminded of the boundless courage and steadfast resolve of the Ukrainian people, and the strong support for Ukraine across the international community," Blinken declared.

"Today, pursuant to a delegation of authority from President Biden, I am authorizing our 34th drawdown of U.S. arms and equipment for Ukraine valued at $350 million," the secretary continued.

"This military assistance package includes more ammunition for U.S.-provided HIMARS and howitzers that Ukraine is using to defend itself, as well as ammunition for Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles, HARM missiles, anti-tank weapons, riverine boats, and other equipment," he added.

Blinken went on to promise that the United States will continue providing assistance to Ukraine "for as long as it takes."

Treasury secretary pledges $10 billion to fund Ukraine's government

The Times noted that a Department of Defense press release put out earlier this month boasted of how the Biden administration has provided over $30 billion worth of military equipment since Russia invaded Ukraine in February of last year.

In addition to equipping Ukraine on the battlefield, Fox News reported in February that Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen pledged $10 billion to keep the country's government afloat.

"Maintaining an effective government is indispensable to Ukraine’s capacity to respond to Russian attacks and other emergencies," Fox News quoted Yellen as saying.

"Our economic support is keeping essential public services running. These services maintain economic and social stability in Ukraine," she added.

Critics says Biden administration is prolonging war

However, some critics contend that the Biden administration is needlessly prolonging the war in Ukraine through its open-ended backing of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

One of them is Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who last week said, "They don't care about Ukraine at all. Ukraine means nothing to them."

"If it did, they want to halt the war because apparently more than 100,000 Ukrainians have already died, but they don't care. They're keeping the war going," Carlson alleged.

The conservative television personality went on to warn that the Biden administration's policies could lead to a direct conflict with a nuclear-armed Russia.

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