December 16, 2023

Ukraine Aid Remains in Limbo as Congress Nears Recess

Source: Voice of America

Journalist: Rob Garver

There is little doubt that a significant delay in additional funding from the U.S. would adversely impact Ukraine on the battlefield, but experts differed on the question of how long it would take before the effects become apparent.

"My current understanding is that there's sufficient money remaining in the presidential drawdown authority for the Biden administration to continue sending arms to Ukraine for several more weeks, so into January," said Nicholas Lokker, a research associate in the Center for a New American Security's Transatlantic Security Program. "Once you start getting into January, the money is going to start running out."

Lokker said that Ukraine is already experiencing shortages of artillery shells and air defense munitions, and that a cutoff or significant delay in aid from the U.S. would exacerbate those shortages.

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  • Nicholas Lokker

    Research Associate, Transatlantic Security Program

    Nicholas Lokker is a Research Associate for the Transatlantic Security Program at CNAS. His work explores the development of the political and security order in Europe, focusi...