As Americans suffer all time price highs amidst the greatest wealth transfer in history, the U.S. Congress has proposed sending $300 million to Ukraine’s military in the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The funding will go, in part, to the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative to support the nation’s armed forces.
A further $4 billion is billed to go to the European Defense Initiative, with a further $150 million for Baltic Security cooperation. Ukraine has welcomed the proposal, due to a perceived Russian military threat along their border.
Only half of the proposed funding will be subject to conditions surrounding Ukrainian defense reforms subject to NATO standards, civilian control of the military, and greater accountability in procurement. The U.S. Congress also wants to ensure that Ukraine receives “lethal assistance” such as anti-armor weapons, anti-aircraft weapons systems, and procurement of vessels for Ukraine’s Navy in order to “counter maritime aggression.”
The bill was designed to encourage allied nations to provide Ukraine with expedited defense articles.
At present, Ukraine’s foreign minister Dmytro Kuelba stated that he has “no information” about whether Russia plans to launch a military campaign against Ukraine. The Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that the nation does not want a war with Russia, but is ready for war should Russia attack.
Publicly, the bill has been received with skepticism as American families deal with the growing cost of goods as inflation surges globally.
Some have noted that the funding may support groups like the Azov Battalion within the Ukrainian Army, who have openly supported neo-Nazi ideologies.
The Azov Battalion of the Ukrainian army. These are the people that Joe Biden is financing and arming on the Russian border. pic.twitter.com/gJ5pCaJYRk
— Garland Nixon (@GarlandNixon) December 7, 2021
Others have pointed out the irony of spending $300 million on defending Ukraine’s border against Russia while President Biden has refused to visit America’s southern border with Mexico in more than a decade, according to The Hill.
Earlier this year, the Biden regime failed to provide the Department of Homeland Security with the additional funding and support required to secure America’s own border. Human trafficking on the southern border has made billions of dollars for drug cartels, who have cultivated a surge of illegal immigrants into the country.
In order to pass into law, the bill must be approved by the House and Senate, and signed by Joe Biden.