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US State | Significant New U.S. Military Assistance to Ukraine, 19 Jan "lethal aid"
The United States is announcing a significant new security assistance package to help Ukraine continue to defend itself against Russia's brutal war. Pursuant to a delegation of authority from the President, I am authorizing our 30th ["]drawdown["] of U.S. arms and equipment for Ukraine since August 2021. This ["]assistance package["] will provide Ukraine with hundreds of additional armored vehicles, including Stryker armored personnel carriers, Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, and High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled vehicles. ["]The package["] also includes critical additional air defense support for Ukraine, including more Avenger air defense systems, and surface to air missiles, as well as additional munitions for NASAMS that the United States has previously provided. The package also contains night vision devices, small arms ammunition, and other items to support Ukraine as it bravely defends its people, its sovereignty, and its territorial integrity.

This package, which totals $2.5 billion, will bring total [?] U.S. military assistance for Ukraine to an unprecedented approximately $27.5 billion since the beginning of the Administration [FALSE].

Pause here to recall the dismal performance of US press "accountability" and "transparency" bureaus in relating to consitutuents Congressional appropriations and procedural "obligation" thereby instituted at the discretion of the several executive agencies' secretaries in periodic debits. One cannot be too certain whether or not Blinken refers specifically to State Department's "unprecedented" budget or sum of a joint account even when one traces pulp fiction to the letter of the law. Here, organs of civility and militancy merge without fanfare.
I am grateful to Congress for continuing to provide this increased drawdown authority, most recently under the Additional Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2023 that was [belated amendment to the tardy FY 2023 "omnibus" bill] signed into law by the President in December 2022.
The bill provides appropriations to several federal departments and agencies, including

the Department of Justice,
the Department of Defense,
the Nuclear Regulatory Commission,
the Department of Health and Human Services,
the Department of State,
the U.S. Agency for International Development,
the Department of Agriculture, and
the Department of the Treasury.

Russia alone could end this war today. Until it does so, we will stand United with Ukraine for as long as it takes.
Quick! FIGHT to increase federal credit limit and extort service fees from wayward "partners".
archived Thu Dec 22nd, 2022 4,155 pp draft, a delay in obligation in US Congress impeaches self
by Cat on Sun Jan 29th, 2023 at 01:40:40 PM EST
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