After an “overestimated error”… a surplus of $6 billion in US aid to Ukraine

According to ABC News, the Pentagon announced on Tuesday that it had sent weapons worth $6.2 billion to Ukraine over the past two years and that it had overestimated their value. As a result of this surplus, the Pentagon plans to use them in upcoming security packages.

In May, the Pentagon made a similar announcement, saying it had overestimated the value of ammunition, missiles and other equipment by about $3 billion, stressing that the figure could rise after further investigation, according to the British newspaper, The Guardian.

Pentagon spokeswoman Sabrina Singh referred to an “arithmetical error” of $3.6 billion in the current fiscal year and $2.6 billion in the 2022 fiscal year, which ended on September 30.

Singh stressed that the “arithmetical error” would not affect the continued delivery of aid to Ukraine.

The “arithmetical error” means the US has more funding available to assist Kiev’s counterattack, according to the Financial Times.

The Pentagon now has additional funds to help Ukraine with its efforts to counterattack against Russia.

The United States has allocated over $40 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since Russia’s invasion, as previously estimated and announced on June 13.

The new calculation shows that the United States has given almost $34 billion in aid so far.

The United States approved four rounds of aid to Ukraine in response to the Russian invasion, totaling about $113 billion, with some of that money going to replenish American military equipment sent to the front lines, according to ABC News.


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