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Nov. 10, 2022

$400 Million Security Package Headed to Ukraine

Missiles for the HAWK air defense system, along with four Avenger air defense systems and Stinger missiles are headed to Ukraine as part of a presidential drawdown authority security assistance package worth up to $400 million.

Nov. 4, 2022

Aid Package to Ukraine Includes T-72B Tanks

The Defense Department announced approximately $400 million in additional security assistance for Ukraine under the Ukraine security assistance initiative. 

Oct. 4, 2022

HIMARS, Excalibur Rounds Headed for Ukraine in $625 Million Security Assistance Package

The Defense Department announced an additional $625 million in security assistance which will include equipment specifically tailored to what Ukraine needs in the short term.

Sept. 30, 2022

Standardized Materiel Could Bolster Ukraine's Defense, Says Official

With the aim of providing long-term support to Ukraine, allies and partners recognize the importance of standardizing systems and munitions, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment said.

Sept. 28, 2022

Latest U.S. Support for Ukraine Targets Long-Term Security Investment

The Defense Department announced an additional $1.1 billion in aid to Ukraine, which will include an array of important warfighting equipment, a senior defense official said during a background briefing.

Sept. 18, 2022

Aid Earmarked for Ukraine Includes Cold Weather Gear

The latest $600 million transfer of U.S. military assistance approved by President Biden brings the total given to Ukraine to $15.1 billion since Russia's unprovoked invasion, Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said.

Sept. 9, 2022

Department Moves Quick to Replenish Weapons Sent to Ukraine

The Defense Department has contracted with an array of manufacturers to give back to U.S. military units what was taken from them to support Ukraine.

Aug. 10, 2022

Austin's Visit to Latvia Underscores U.S. Commitment

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III told Latvian leaders the United States will enhance its presence in the NATO front-line states and assured them that includes their country.

June 1, 2022

Advanced Rocket Launcher System Heads to Ukraine

As part of the latest presidential drawdown package for Ukraine — this one worth $700 million dollars — the Defense Department has included four M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, or HIMARS. 

May 23, 2022

U.S. Defense Leaders Pleased by Progress of Ukraine Contact Group

In just over a month, the Ukraine Defense Contact Group has proven its worth with donations and deliveries to the embattled country, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said.

May 9, 2022

More Chances to Participate in Exercises Will Enhance National Guard, Chief Says

The National Guard's State Partnership Program doesn't just benefit the partner nations involved — it benefits greatly the U.S. servicemen and women who participate as well, the chief of the National Guard Bureau said.

April 29, 2022

U.S. Troops Train Ukrainians in Germany

U.S. service members in Germany have begun training Ukrainian soldiers on key systems being used to defend Ukraine against the Russian invasion, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.

April 20, 2022

Poland Will Increase Defense Spending

During a meeting with Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III at the Pentagon, Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said his country will increase its defense spending to 3% of gross domestic product.

April 10, 2022

Austin Thanks Ukrainian Force Trained in U.S. Returning to Ukraine

The secretary of defense thanked the troops for their service and for their courage, noting the skill with which the Ukrainian armed forces are fighting to defend their nation from Russia's unprovoked invasion, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said. 

April 6, 2022

DOD: More Javelins Approved for Ukraine; Switchblades On their Way 

An additional $100 million in presidential drawdown to support Ukraine was approved and part of that will be used to provide additional Javelin anti-armor systems to Ukrainian forces, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.

March 4, 2022

U.S. Provided More Than $1 Billion in Security Assistance to Ukraine in Past Year

Contents of the most recent security assistance package approved for Ukraine — valued at $350 million dollars — is on its way now and is billed as "the largest presidential drawdown package in history," a senior defense official said.

Feb. 26, 2022

U.S. Continues Providing Arms for Ukraine's Defense Against Russian Aggression

Ukrainian resistance to invading forces is stiffer than Russia expected, as the U.S. and NATO continue to supply security assistance to Ukraine, a senior defense official said.

Jan. 28, 2022

U.S., in Lockstep With NATO Allies, Calls on Putin to Stand Down

The United States is in lockstep with NATO allies in calling for Russian President Vladimir Putin to de-escalate his country's situation with Ukraine, U.S. defense leaders said.

Jan. 25, 2022

Additional Security Assistance Headed to Ukraine

President Joe Biden has explained to Russian President Vladimir Putin that there will be "severe consequences," largely economic, if there were to be a Russian invasion of Ukraine, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.