Aid to Ukraine helps the US economy grow

Secretary of State Blinken said most security assistance to Ukraine is spent on manufacturing activities in the US, helping the country’s economy grow more.

“If you look at our investments in Ukraine’s defense in response to the conflict, 90% of the security assistance that we have provided is actually spent on manufacturers in the United States,” Secretary of State American Antony Blinken said after meeting with British counterpart David Cameron on December 8 in Washington.

Mr. Blinken emphasized that these expenditures “create more jobs for America and help our economy grow stronger,” in addition to strengthening global politics and US national security.

The British Foreign Secretary on the same day called on the US to continue providing aid to Ukraine, in the context of the US Congress debating the military support bill for Kiev.

Commenting on Secretary of State Blinken’s statement, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said at a press conference on December 8 that “Americans are quite pragmatic and of course their own prosperity is the most important issue for them.” .

” Ukraine should understand that this country is not America’s main concern. Washington always cares more about Americans, even at the expense of a very large number of Ukrainians,” Mr. Peskov said.

According to Mr. Peskov, the US has collected billions of dollars from high-priced liquefied gas sold to Europe. The US must also ensure domestic jobs and higher tax revenues when it awards contracts to its arms firms.

The US is the largest aid donor to Ukraine, with more than 76 billion USD, including 46.6 billion USD in military aid and 26.4 billion USD in financial aid, and continuously pledges to support the Eastern European country. 

However, opposition from Republicans in the US Congress raises doubts about the country’s ability to maintain aid as Ukraine prepares for a second winter of fighting.

Previously, US military aid packages, announced about every two weeks, were worth 300-500 million USD. The most recent package announced on November 20 was worth $100 million, along with recent small-scale aid packages, coming from money discovered after the Pentagon’s accounting errors.