$2 Billion Aid Package Will Help Ukraine Build Its Own Weapons

May 17, 2024

A new $2 billion aid package the State Department announced Thursday will help build a Ukraine Defense Enterprise Program, according to Defense News.

The fund will help Ukraine buy weapons from other countries while “investing in Ukraine’s defense industrial base, helping to strengthen even more its capacity to produce what it needs for itself but also to produce for others,” Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said Thursday in Kyiv.

The funding comes from the long-delayed $60 billion national security appropriations package Congress recently passed.

DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Alexander Kubitza

May 17, 2024

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