The Pentagon can only finance Ukraine for half a year: there is $5.2B left, and the money will run out.
The WSJ writes that the Pentagon’s coffers have $5.2B left to provide military aid for Ukraine. If the current speed of support is maintained, this will be enough for about half a year.
“This is about 12% of the total amount of $43.9B in security assistance that the US has sent since the 2022 Russian invasion,” the article says. Washington also used funds from the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) to support Ukraine, but now that budget has been exhausted.
At the same time, the mentioned $5.2B appeared after Pentagon officials discovered an error in accounting. According to the AP, the US Department of Defense sent a letter to the House of Representatives and the Senate, saying that the Pentagon is running out of money to replace the weapons that the US has transferred to Ukraine. Of $25.9B that has been allocated, only $1.6B remains.
US Defense Ministry Comptroller Michael McCord noted that without additional funding, the US will reduce or delay the supply of air defense, ammunition, drones, and breakthrough equipment to Ukraine.