(Headline USA) The Biden regime was quick to pounce on $250 million in available funds and ship it to Ukraine, instead of using it to help U.S. families struggling to make ends meet. The administration announced Tuesday it will send an additional $250 million in weapons and ammunition to Ukraine as part of its ongoing proxy war with Russia.
The additional largesse was drawn from a stash of loot that became available when the Pentagon overvalued equipment it had already sent, which freed up an additional $6.2 billion in funding. The U.S. would have otherwise already run out of funding for the year to provide additional stockpile equipment to Ukraine.
The weapons will be drawn from existing U.S. stockpiles and will include mine-clearing equipment, artillery and rocket rounds, ambulances and medical gear, among other items and spare parts, according to the State Department.
“The package will help Ukrainian forces on the battlefield and support its air defenses as Russia continues to launch brutal, brutal strikes against the people of Ukraine, including attacks this past week,” White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said Tuesday.
The State Department said the package contained AIM-9M missiles for air defense, High Mobility Artillery Rocket System munitions, 155mm and 105mm artillery ammunition and more than 3 million rounds of small arms ammunition.
Ukraine has already received more than $43 billion from the U.S. since Russia invaded last year. Those funds have provided weapons systems like howitzers and millions of rounds of ammunition. Due to the intensity of the war, along with reported allegations of widespread corruption and Biden’s failure to negotiate a peace, much of the ammunition and weaponry has already been used up.
Adapted from reporting by the Associated Press