“There is a procedure. Lend-Lease assistance has not started yet. But, the approval of the Lend-Lease Act is a very positive decision to us. Lend-Lease assistance will arrive, the question is when. Here, we return to the fact that, amid the war, clocks work differently for everyone. For some, the day is like a day. But, for us, these are completely different dimensions,” Danilov told.
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In his words, Lend-Lease assistance may start in July-September 2022, as there are many factors that need to be considered.
Danilov stressed that, in the current conditions, Ukraine should thank all countries providing assistance, and there are many of them.
According to Danilov, each country has its own vision of how the war should unfold, and it is important for Ukraine to end the war with victory on its side as fast as possible.
It should be noted that according US DoD statement, the United States has committed approximately $6.3 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the President Joe Biden Administration, including approximately $5.6 billion since the beginning of Russia’s unprovoked invasion on February 24.
The statement reads:
“On June 15, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced $1 billion in additional security assistance for Ukraine. This includes an authorization of a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $350 million, as well as $650 million in Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) funds. This authorization is the twelfth drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021.
United States security assistance committed to Ukraine includes:
– Over 1,400 Stinger anti-aircraft systems;
– Over 6,500 Javelin anti-armor systems;
– Over 20,000 other anti-armor systems;
– Over 700 Switchblade Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems;
– 126 155mm Howitzers and 260,000 155mm artillery rounds;
– 108 Tactical Vehicles to tow 155mm Howitzers;
– 19 Tactical Vehicles to recover equipment;
– High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems and ammunition;
– 20 Mi-17 helicopters;
– Hundreds of Armored High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles;
– 200 M113 Armored Personnel Carriers;
– Over 7,000 small arms;
– Over 50,000,000 rounds of small arms ammunition;
– 75,000 sets of body armor and helmets;
– 121 Phoenix Ghost Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems;
– Laser-guided rocket systems;
– Puma Unmanned Aerial Systems;
– Unmanned Coastal Defense Vessels;
– 22 counter-artillery radars;
– Four counter-mortar radars;
– Four air surveillance radars;
– Two harpoon coastal defense systems;
– M18A1 Claymore anti-personnel munitions;
– C-4 explosives and demolition equipment for obstacle clearing;
– Tactical secure communications systems;
– Thousands of night vision devices, thermal imagery systems, optics, and laser rangefinders;
– Commercial satellite imagery services;
– Explosive ordnance disposal protective gear;
– Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear protective equipment;
– Medical supplies to include first aid kits;
– Electronic jamming equipment;
– Field equipment and spare parts;
– Funding for training, maintenance, and sustainment.
The United States also continues to work with its Allies and partners to identify and provide Ukraine with additional capabilities to defend itself.”