Biden Has Spent More On Ukraine Aid Than The Total Cost Of Afghanistan War


by Paul Aubert at

The United States has spent more money funding the Russia/Ukraine conflict, a war they are not directly involved in, than they did throughout the 9-year-long Afghanistan war.

Since the war’s beginning in Feb. 2022, President Joe Biden has sent a total of $46.6 billion in financial aid to Ukraine, as of Jan. 15, 2023, Statista reported. While it took 9 years for the U.S. to spend $43.3 billion in the Afghanistan conflict, it took less than one year for the U.S. to exceed that number.

The Biden-directed funding for Ukraine makes the Russia-Ukraine conflict the most expensive war conflict the United States has funded in the past four decades.

The Statista infographic seen above was based on calculations determined by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. The Kiel Institute has a Ukraine Support Tracker on its website that is consistently updated.

It appears the Biden White House has no intention to ease their financial support of Ukraine and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

On Thursday, Biden’s treasury secretary, Janet Yellen announced the U.S. will be shipping $10 billion more dollars to Ukraine over the next couple of months. “Providing economic assistance has made Ukraine’s resistance possible by supporting the home front, funding critical public services, and helping keep the government running. In the coming months, we expect to provide around $10 billion in additional economic support for Ukraine,” Yellen said, Trending Politics reported.


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