KEY POINTS

  • The U.S. has sent a total of $4.5 billion in military aid to Ukraine since the war began
  • Ukraine received Bayraktar TB2 combat drones from Turkey
  • The U.K. said it committed $566 million in military aid to Ukraine

Numerous countries are sending weapons to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky since Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24.

Earlier this month, Ukrainian deputy defense minister Ganna Malyar said she believed Russia was trying to move the war into a “protracted” phase, adding that Ukraine was building layered defenses in occupied regions in the southern part of the country. She later asked other nations to send Ukraine continuous military support until it achieves victory.

“We have already entered into a protracted war and we will need constant support. The West must understand that its help cannot be a one-time thing, but something that continues until our victory,” Malyar said.

Below is a list of countries that have sent or promised to send arms to Ukraine.

United States

On June 15, the Biden administration announced a $1 billion in additional military aid to Ukraine, making it the largest single tranche of weapons and equipment since Russia launched the invasion. The package includes two Harpoon anti-ship missile systems, 18 additional M777 Howitzers and 36,000 rounds of 155 mm ammunition, among others.

Additionally, the U.S. will also send $225 million aimed at supplying safe drinking water, medical supplies, health care, food and shelter for families living in Ukraine.

The U.S. also pledged helicopters, armored personnel carriers, 1,400 Stinger anti-aircraft systems, 5,000 Javelin anti-tank missiles and several thousand rifles with ammunition.

Overall, the Biden administration has sent a total of $4.5 billion in military aid to Ukraine since the war began.

Turkey

Turkey has sent Ukraine Bayraktar TB2 combat drones, which Kyiv used to distract the defenses of the Russian warship Moskva before the ship sank in mid-April. It is unclear how many combat drones Turkey sent Ukraine since the beginning of the war.

United Kingdom

On May 20, the British government said it committed $566 million to support the Ukrainian military. The aid included armored vehicles, anti-tank missiles, air defense systems, rockets and explosives.

In addition, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to send Kyiv electronic warfare equipment, a counter-battery radar system, GPS jamming equipment and night-vision devices. Britain also said it trained more than 22,000 Ukrainian soldiers.

Canada

Since February, Ukraine had received $208 million worth of military aid from Canada. Later, the Canadian government pledged to send 20,000 additional artillery shells as well as more M777 howitzers to Kyiv in late May.

Canada also sent drone cameras, rifles, ammunition, high-resolution satellite imagery, rocket launchers and hand grenades to Ukraine, according to Aljazeera.

Germany

This week, Ukraine received the first delivery of heavy weapons promised by the German government in May. The German government pledged to send seven Panzerhaubitze 2000s, a self-propelled howitzer that can hit targets located up to 25 miles away.

Spain

In April, Spain pledged to send 200 tonnes of military equipment to Ukraine. The package included 30 trucks, several heavy transport trucks and 10 small vehicles with military material.

France

In mid-April, France said it delivered more than $107 million of military equipment to Ukraine. A week later, French President Emmanuel Macron said he would send more military and humanitarian support to Ukraine, including MILAN anti-tank missiles and Caesar self-propelled howitzers.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy visit an exhibition of destroyed Russian military vehicles and weaponry, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, at Mykhailivska Square in Kyiv, Ukraine June 17, 2022. Ukrai
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy visit an exhibition of destroyed Russian military vehicles and weaponry, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, at Mykhailivska Square in Kyiv, Ukraine June 17, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS . Reuters / UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SER
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