Joe Biden has agreed to give Ukraine a whopping $325 million in military aid after today’s meeting with President Zelenskyy.
And his chiefs at the Pentagon are making sure that a potential government shutdown won’t keep it from getting there.
Here’s more from NBC News:
The U.S. will provide Ukraine with an additional $325 million in military aid, President Joe Biden announced Thursday during a White House meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
The package includes air defense capabilities, cluster munitions, anti-tank weapons and other equipment.
“Today I approved the next tranche of U.S. security assistance to Ukraine including more artillery, more ammunition, more anti-tank weapons and next week, the first U.S. Abrams tanks will be delivered to Ukraine,” Biden said. “We also focused on strengthening Ukraine’s air defense capabilities to protect the critical infrastructure that provides heat and light during the coldest and darkest days of the year.”
The announcement was made during Zelenskyy’s visit to Washington, D.C., where he appealed to lawmakers and administration officials for more assistance.
SCOOP: The Pentagon has decided to exempt Ukraine operations from a potential shutdown if lawmakers can’t agree on a deal by the end of the month, allowing key training and other activities in support of Kyiv’s forces to move ahead uninterrupted. https://t.co/u2REWCROag
— Lara Seligman (@laraseligman) September 21, 2023
To top all of this off, Biden’s lackey today refused to provide the total figure that Biden has given to Ukraine:
REPORTER: "Do you have a general figure you can give us" on how much money has been spent in support of Ukraine?"
SULLIVAN: "I'm not gonna stand here and give a precise figure." pic.twitter.com/otSIDli6G1
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) September 21, 2023