ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE
APRIL 4, 2023
Pursuant to a delegation of authority from President Biden, I am authorizing our 35th drawdown of U.S. arms and equipment for Ukraine valued at $500 million. This military assistance package includes more ammunition for U.S.-provided HIMARS, air defense interceptors, and artillery rounds that Ukraine is using to defend itself, as well as anti-armor systems, small arms, heavy equipment transport vehicles, and maintenance support essential to strengthening Ukraine’s defenders on the battlefield. In addition, the U.S. Department of Defense is announcing a significant package that includes air defense capabilities, as well as artillery and tank ammunition, mortar systems, rockets, and anti-armor systems under its Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative. This new security assistance will allow Ukraine to continue to bravely defend itself against Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified war.
Russia alone could end its war today. Until Russia does, the United States and our allies and partners will stand united with Ukraine for as long as it takes.