Bombshell: The Biden Administration Has Sent More Money To Ukraine In Financial Aid Than The U.S. Spent In Total On Afghanistan War

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According to a new report released by Statista, the U.S. handed out more money to Ukraine in their conflict against Russia, compared to the total spent on the Afghanistan war in a 9-year stretch.

Since the beginning of the Ukraine’s invasion by Russia in February 2022, the Biden administration has provided $46.6 billion to Ukraine in financial aid.

On the contrary, the U.S. spent $43.3 billion throughout 9 years during the Afghanistan war.

The Biden administration’s financial support to Ukraine makes the Ukraine-Russia war the most expensive conflict the U.S. has financially backed in the last 40 years.

The Statista infographic was derived from the calculations carried out by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

The website of Kiel Institute includes a Ukraine Support Tracker, which gets updated consistently.  

Despite the already high amount of financial aid, the Biden administration is still looking to provide more financial support to Ukraine.

On Thursday, Joe Biden’s Secretary of Treasury, Janet Yellen stated:

“Providing economic assistance has made Ukraine’s resistance possible by supporting the home front, funding critical public services, and helping keep the government running. In the coming months, we expect to provide around $10 billion in additional economic support for Ukraine.” 

Earlier this week, the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky was questioned about the financial aid:

“There are polls in the United States that suggest that a growing number of Americans believe that the U.S. is giving too much support to Ukraine. What would your message be, on the anniversary, to those Americans?”

The Ukrainian president gave a rigid response as he stated: 

“If they don’t change their opinion, if they don’t support Ukraine, they will lose NATO and they will lose their leadership position in the world,” he explained.

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