Weapons, food – but above all money. 16 billion euros have already flowed from the EU to Ukraine. “Peanuts” compared to the USA. Washington sent 43 billion euros (!) to Kyiv. In addition, of course, heavy weapons and – not to be neglected – obviously strategic and tactical reconnaissance aid.
The Institute for the World Economy (IFW) has been systematically showing the value of the announced support for Ukraine for weeks. Austria is also involved: 51 million euros in humanitarian aid – 27th place in the ranking.
Not only in terms of money, but also in terms of the weapons supplied, the USA is clearly ahead. So far Arms and equipment worth 14 billion went to Ukraine. These include heavy weapon systems such as howitzers, anti-tank missiles and kamikaze drones. But also a lot of ammunition was delivered.
There are many indications that the arms shipments are only delaying the invasion of Russia. The Russian armed forces are trying, according to the Ukrainian Government currently, with heavy bombing of key positions in the East Ukraine to conquer. Russia is trying to encircle the cities of Severodonetsk and Lysychansk. The Ministry of Defense reported fierce fighting around Bakhmut. British intelligence estimates that Russia has made some local advances in its offensive in eastern Ukraine.
The situation in Donbass is even “extremely difficult” as the Russians are trying to “eliminate everything alive,” he said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday night. However, this is only part of Russia’s mission to bring the entire Donbass region under its control. Of the Ukrainian Resistance is strong – mainly thanks to the help from abroad.