How Ukraine has surpassed Israel to become the top recipient of US military aid

Even without the Senate considering a proposed $ 20 billion military aid package, the United States is already the largest donor of military aid to Ukraine because it protects itself against Russian aggression.

On Monday, President Biden called on Congress to approve the proposal, saying the money for shipments to Ukraine would run out within 10 days.

The latest package, part of a nearly $ 40 billion aid bill, goes beyond arms shipments and presents a long-term commitment to US involvement in the war. The money will also be used to increase production of US weapons stockpiles to replenish the significant amount of weapons already shipped to Ukraine.


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Source: foreignassistance.gov

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Source: foreignassistance.gov

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Source: foreignassistance.gov

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[West sees race against time in Ukraine as Russia advances]

The increase in military spending, as well as the recent move to send more advanced equipment, indicate a recognition that war could drag on, experts say.

Mark Kansian, a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said: “In the past, we used to offer a weekly or two-week aid package to avoid defeat. “But then the realization came that this thing could go on for quite some time.”

Kansian noted that the budget approved by the House goes through the end of the fiscal year, suggesting the expectation that the war could last at least another four months.

Perspective number

Each year, the United States spends billions of dollars to fund the military forces of partner countries, including Israel and Jordan. But in less than three months, Ukraine’s promises have exceeded those figures. If the Senate passes the package, the pledge will receive annual U.S. military assistance to its closest partners.


U.S. military assistance to other countries

Israel received the most aid from the United States in fiscal year 2020, according to the latest data.

Ukraine

From

February 24

From 6 May

Source: foreignassistance.gov

U.S. military assistance to other countries

Israel received the most aid from the United States in fiscal year 2020, according to the latest data.

Ukraine

From

February 24

From 6 May

Source: foreignassistance.gov

U.S. military assistance to other countries

Israel received the most aid from the United States in fiscal year 2020, according to the latest data.

Ukraine

From 24 February

From 6 May

Source: foreignassistance.gov

Analysts see the West’s military support as crucial to Ukraine’s success against a number of major rivals.

“If the United States and other countries had not sent lethal aid in the first place, Ukraine would have been overwhelmed in the first place, and the Ukrainian government would now be a puppet of Russia,” Kansian said. “As the war requires an uninterrupted supply of weapons and equipment to replace the casualties of the troops, the flow of supplies to the United States and other countries must continue.”

The aid is more than half of last year’s military budget in Ukraine. According to some estimates, an increase of about 20 billion would bring the US contribution to about one-third of Russia’s annual military budget, although some analysts estimate that Moscow spends up to $ 200 billion on its military, far more than official figures.


Military

Expenses

In 2021

US military aid

Sent to Ukraine

Recognized by

House

$ 20B

US military assistance since then

The beginning of the war

Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

Military

Expenses

In 2021

US military aid

Sent to Ukraine

Recognized by

House

$ 20B

US military assistance since then

The beginning of the war

Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

Military

Expenses

In 2021

American Army

Help has been sent

Ukraine

US military aid

From the beginning

Of war

Recognized by

House

$ 20B

Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

Military

Expenses

In 2021

American Army

Help has been sent

Ukraine

US military aid

From the beginning

Of war

Recognized by

House

$ 20B

Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

The evolution of war

As the war has changed, so has the weapons supplied by the United States. Initially, when a convoy of Russian vehicles crashed into Kiev, US assistance included anti-tank weapons, particularly javelin missiles. These weapons lock in the thermal profile of a target and can strike from above or below the head of a tank.

[What to know about the Javelin antitank missiles in Ukraine]


Areas occupied by Russia before and after

Push back from Kyiv

Source: Institute for the Study of War,

AEI’s Critical Threat Project, Post Reporting

Russia has pushed

Back from Kyiv

On March 16 In the package, the United States sent 2,000 Javelin antitank missiles to Ukraine.

On April 13 The package, the United States Ukraine sends 18 Howitzers, a long-range weapon.

Areas occupied by Russia before and after

Push back from Kyiv

Source: Institute for the Study of War,

AEI’s Critical Threat Project, Post Reporting

Russia has pushed

Back from Kyiv

On March 16 In the package, the United States sent 2,000 Javelin antitank missiles to Ukraine.

On April 13 The package, the United States sent to Ukraine 18 howitzers, a long-range weapon.

Areas occupied by Russia before and after

Push back from Kyiv

Source: Institute for the Study of War, AEI’s Critical Threat Project, Post Reporting

What the United States

Sent to Ukraine

Russia has pushed

Back from Kyiv

On March 16 In the package, the United States sent 2,000 Javelin antitank missiles to Ukraine.

On April 13 The package, the United States sent 18 Howitzer, long-range weapons to Ukraine.

After logistical and military failures, Moscow’s plans to seize the Ukrainian capital were thwarted, Russia shifted its focus to the east, and the United States began sending long-range artillery suitable for war on open territory. Howitzers supplied by the United States are heavy artillery that fires artillery rounds up to 24 miles.

[Western artillery surging into Ukraine will reshape war with Russia]

It could have been done faster, said Bradley Bowman, senior director of the Center for Defense of Democracy’s Center for Military and Political Power. “The main evolution I have seen is an excessive hesitation and delay in assistance before the attack, which is really a quick and creative move.”

Kansian noted that the first shipment of weapons included a javelin, which required a maximum of two people to handle, while the new shipments included dozens of howitzers, with a demand of at least five. Howitzer training of Ukrainian troops began last month.

“There was a recognition, I think, that time was available,” he said.


Before and now:

How the main weapons that the United States is sending are handled

Shoulder to shoulder Javelin antitank The missile system can be operated by a crew of two or even a single soldier and is capable of disabling a loving vehicle up to 2½ miles.

The M777 and M198 missile systems The United States is sending 7,500 pounds and 15,772 pounds and needs five to nine troops to carry out the operation. They can reach up to 24.9 miles and 14 miles. The United States has sent about 200 howitzers since April 13.

Source: Federation of American Scientists;

US Department of Defense; GlobalSecurity.org

Before and now:

How the main weapons that the United States is sending are handled

Shoulder to shoulder Javelin antitank The missile system can be operated by a crew of two or even a single soldier and is capable of disabling a loving vehicle up to 2½ miles.

The M777 and M198 missile systems The United States is sending 7,500 pounds and 15,772 pounds and needs five to nine troops to carry out the operation. They can reach up to 24.9 miles and 14 miles. The United States has sent about 200 howitzers since April 13.

Source: Federation of American Scientists;

US Department of Defense; GlobalSecurity.org

Before and now:

How the main weapons that the United States is sending are handled

Shoulder to shoulder Javelin antitank The missile system can be operated by a crew of two or even a single soldier and is capable of disabling a loving vehicle up to 2½ miles.

The M777 and M198 missile systems The United States is sending 7,500 pounds and 15,772 pounds and needs five to nine troops to carry out the operation. They can reach up to 24.9 miles and 14 miles. The United States has sent about 200 howitzers since April 13.

Source: Federation of American Scientists;

US Department of Defense; GlobalSecurity.org

Before and now:

How the main weapons that the United States is sending are handled

The M777 and M198 missile systems The United States is sending 7,500 pounds and 15,772 pounds and needs five to nine troops to carry out the operation. They can reach up to 24.9 miles and 14 miles. The United States has sent about 200 howitzers since April 13.

Shoulder to shoulder Javelin antitank The missile system can be operated by a crew of two or even a single soldier and is capable of disabling a loving vehicle up to 2½ miles.

Source: Federation of American Scientists;

US Department of Defense; GlobalSecurity.org

As Western weapons flow into Ukraine, Russia’s ally Belarus is also increasing its involvement in the war. The head of the General Staff of the Belarusian Armed Forces, Viktor Gulevich, said on Tuesday that the military would send special forces to its border with Ukraine as “the United States and its allies continue to increase their military presence on state borders.”

Alex Horton and William Kneff contributed to this report.

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