The United States will be transferring $550 million in artillery ammunition to help Ukraine fend off an ongoing Russian invasion, including additional rounds for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, according to a Defense Department statement released today.
The transfer, which includes 75,000 rounds of 155 mm ammunition, will come directly from U.S. stocks and will be the 17th such “drawdown” ordered by President Biden since August 2021.
Last month, the United States announced it has transferred a total of 16 HIMARS to the Ukrainian military to help defend the eastern region of the country from Russian military advancements.
“In total, the United States has committed approximately $8.8 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden administration,” DOD said. “Since 2014, the United States has committed more than $10 billion in security assistance to Ukraine.”