Draft of House Defense Bill Includes $450 Million for ‘Ukraine Security Assistance’

Draft of House Defense Bill Includes 0 Million for ‘Ukraine Security Assistance’

The House of Representatives has proposed granting Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin the authority to provide up to $450 million in security and intelligence assistance to Ukraine in fiscal year 2023 – $150 million more than the amount previously requested by the White House.

Taxpayers in NATO countries have been asked to shell out tens of billions of dollars for military aid to Ukraine, with the US alone pledging some $54 billion in support – equivalent to more than four/fifths of Russia’s 2021 defense budget.

The bill “includes $450 million for the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI), which provides support and…

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