< Back

Pentagon warns Congress of problems with sending weapons to Ukraine

Oct 2, 2023

The Pentagon has appealed to Congress to increase funding for assistance to Ukraine, as supply problems may soon begin.


According to RBC-Ukraine, this is stated in a letter from Pentagon Comptroller Michael McCord to the leaders of the House of Representatives and the Senate, which is available to the Associated Press.

The letter says that the United States has completely exhausted the possibility of long-term funding for Ukraine under the Security Assistance Initiative (USAI), which provides money for arms contracts.

McCord notes that without additional funding now, the United States will be forced to postpone or reduce the supply of air defense weapons, ammunition, drones, and other weapons that are "critical as Russia prepares to launch a winter offensive."

At the same time, the Pentagon comptroller writes, $1.6 billion of the $25.9 billion allocated by Congress to replace the weapons that were transferred to Ukraine remains. Therefore, the department has already been forced to slow down the supply of some troops.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 03/10/2023

Recent news