Biden signed a record US defense budget, $800 million of which is intended for Ukraine

Oleksiy Yarmolenko

US President Joe Biden signed a record $1.7 trillion defense budget. Of these, $800 million will go to help Ukraine.

The press service of the White House writes about it.

The money from this defense budget will go towards funding in 2023 the Department of Defense and military construction programs, the Department of Energyʼs national security programs, and intelligence programs.

It is also planned to increase the base salary of the military and other costs related to the US Armed Forces.

The State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, the Maritime Administration, the US Coast Guard and the intelligence community will also receive funds from this budget.

  • The United States Senate has approved a $1.7 trillion government funding bill in 2023. It provides almost $45 billion for aid to Ukraine and Washingtonʼs allies. The project provides $19.8 billion for arming and equipping the Armed Forces of Ukraine and NATO allies and $12.9 billion for stabilizing Ukraineʼs economy and covering its budget deficit.