Adding Up Aid to Ukraine from the U.S. and the Rest of the World
Policymakers are currently considering an additional aid package to Ukraine, with $41 billion of support split roughly evenly between military aid and foreign and humanitarian aid. This new funding would be on top of the roughly $13 billion already approved in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 omnibus appropriations law passed shortly after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
While the U.S. has certainly been the largest contributor of aid to Ukraine, other countries have also stepped up and sent their own contributions to shore up Ukrainian defense systems and economic wellbeing. The Kiel Institute for the World Economy has put together an excellent Ukraine Support Tracker, showing that a total of $23.6 billion of aid has been provided to Ukraine from 31 countries. This includes $6.4 billion of financial aid, $6.7 billion of humanitarian aid, and $10.59 of military aid. Apart from the U.S., other countries contributing the largest amounts include Poland ($2.6 billion), the United Kingdom ($2.3 billion), Canada ($2.1 billion), and Germany ($2.0 billion).
Smaller countries that have provided support include Latvia ($0.3 billion), Estonia ($0.2 billion), and Lithuania ($0.1 billion).
As a share of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Poland has committed the most, at 0.44 percent, while the U.S. has committed only 0.05 percent of its economic output to aid Ukraine.
Importantly, these figures do not include refugee assistance or any of the actions taken to hinder Russia's actions, such as the significant financial sanctions on its sovereign borrowing and the freezing of assets and exports.
As the conflict continues and U.S. policymakers deliberate on how much continued support to offer Ukraine, it is important to keep these totals in perspective on how the global community – not just the U.S. – should support Ukraine against its Russian invasion.