$200 million assistance for Ukraine: Biden confirmed

U.S. president on Saturday approved defense assistance of $200 million for Ukraine.

In a memorandum, Biden accredited Antony Blinken Secretary of State, to use the aid for military,education and training.

After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the US had previously provided approved a relief package of $350 million which included weapons from the U.S.

Humanitarian and security assistance of $13.6 billion in emergency funding for Ukraine was also approved this week by Congress.

Also, $3 billion is going to the U.S.Agency for International Development (USAID). To help the refugee outflows from Ukraine Congress also approved $4 billion bill.

The White House on Twitter wrote, “Today President Biden authorized $200 million for additional arms and equipment to Ukraine This unprecedented fourth drawdown in less than one year brings the total U.S. security assistance to Ukraine to over $1.2 billion since January 2021”.

Biden’s decision has brought the total security aid from the U.S. to Ukraine to $3.2 billion since 2014 when Russians annexed the Crimea region of Ukraine.