The Pentagon last week announced the latest withdrawal of equipment from U.S. military inventories for Ukraine since August 2021-- including millions of rounds of ammo.

The 26th draw-down authorized by the Biden Administration includes 150 heavy machine guns fitted with thermal sights to counter Russian drones, 250 vehicles, 10,000 120mm mortar rounds, and "over" 20 million rounds of small arms ammunition among other items. In all, the latest stockpile is valued at up to $400 million. Overall, this brings the total of American military assistance to Ukraine this year to more than $19 billion. By comparison, Ukraine spent just $5.9 billion on its entire military in 2021. 

"To meet Ukraine's evolving battlefield requirements, the United States will continue to work with its Allies and partners to provide Ukraine with key capabilities," noted the Pentagon. 

When it comes to the running tally of equipment transferred from U.S. stocks to Ukraine this year, more than 104 million rounds of small arms ammunition of .50 caliber or smaller have been allocated along with 198 pieces of artillery and over 1.2 million shells. Add to this over 1,600 Stinger anti-aircraft missile systems, 8,500 Javelin tank killer missiles, and 38,000 "other anti-armor systems." 

The full list, as of Nov. 23, is below: 

US Arms to Ukraine 2022 Nov 23a
US Arms to Ukraine 2022 Nov 23a

Banner image: U.S. military aid en route to Ukraine earlier this year. (Photo: U.S. Embassy Kyiv Ukraine)

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