US military aid to Ukraine has experienced a sharp drop of 93.5 percent in monthly terms compared to the data recorded in the first half of 2023, according to an assessment published in the Ukraine Battle Map project, based on Pentagon data.
“In the last 30 days, there has been only one military aid package to Ukraine and the (President Joe) Biden Administration still has more than $5 billion unused for military aid that they could have sent,” they continued from on the portal.
Those figures come amid concerns in the West and Kyiv that the current situation in the Middle East will divert media attention from the conflict in Ukraine. However, Biden recently assured that Washington can support Israel and Ukraine simultaneously.
Likewise, last week the US president asked Congress to approve a package of more than $105 billion that includes aid to Ukraine, Israel a,nd Taiwan, as well as funds to address the migration crisis on the Mexican border. In particular, the White House wants to get the green light to manage more than 61 billion in aid to Kyiv.
However, that initiative has not yet been considered by the legislators. Added to this is the fact that the House of Representatives (lower house of Congress) still has not chosen their new president after the Republican Kevin McCarthy was dismissed in a motion initiated by a group of his coreligionists.
McCarthy’s dismissal came days after Congress was able to agree at the last minute on an interim funding package that avoided a government shutdown but did not include funds for Ukraine. The proponents of the motion against McCarthy criticized that the former leader of the lower house of Congress reached a “secret parallel agreement” with Biden in Ukraine.