Aug 19, 2022
A major presidential drawdown authority security assistance package is about to be unveiled, said a senior Defense Department official who briefed the Pentagon media today.
This PDA is valued at up to $775 million, the official said, noting that a $1 billion security assistance package was also just released on Aug. 8.
The official summarized what's in this current PDA:
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"Right now, I would say that you are seeing a complete and total lack of progress by the Russians on the battlefield," the official said, adding that Ukrainian forces are employing Javelins and HIMARS in very effective ways.
Since 2014, more than $12.6 billion has been provided to Ukraine in security assistance.
"This isn't the end. We will continue to consult with the Ukrainians to make sure that we are providing them what they need, when they need it," the official said.