ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE
JUNE 13, 2023
The United States continues to stand with the people of Ukraine, whose enduring courage and solidarity inspires the world. The United States is partnering with over 50 nations to lead efforts in support of Ukraine’s self-defense against Russian aggression.
Pursuant to a delegation of authority from President Biden, I am authorizing our 40th drawdown for Ukraine, which will provide $325 million worth of U.S. arms and equipment. This security assistance package includes critical air defense capabilities, additional munitions for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, artillery rounds, anti-tank weapons, armored vehicles, and other equipment essential to strengthening Ukraine’s forces on the battlefield.
Russia started this unprovoked war against Ukraine. Russia could end it at any time by withdrawing its forces from Ukraine and stopping its brutal attacks against Ukraine’s cities and people. Until Russia does so, the United States and our allies and partners will stand united with Ukraine, for as long as it takes.