by Katharina Buchholz, Nov 10, 2022
Russia-Ukraine war 2022
Looking at pledges of military aid to Ukraine between Jan 24 and October 3, the U.S. government has committed to providing the most arms, weapons and other equipment by far. More than $27 billion in military aid was pledged up until the given date, according to the Ukraine Support Tracker by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
The second-ranked country, the United Kingdom, has pledged far less – just under $4 billion – in the given time frame. In relative terms, however, both military aid commitments amount to approximately 0.1 percent of either country’s GDP. Looking at this metric, Ukraine’s smaller neighbors contributed more to its war effort, for example Poland (military aid of 0.3 percent of GDP) or Latvia (0.9 percent). Even when combining military, financial and humanitarian aid delivered or pledged by the U.S. is added up, this only amounts to 0.25 percent the country’s GDP.
Other big donors of military aid to Ukraine are Germany and Canada – even though their relative pledges only amount to 0.03 percent and 0.06 percent of their respective GDPs.
The IfW Kiel’s Ukraine Support Tracker systematically records the value of support that the governments of 37 mostly Western countries have pledged to Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion on February 24, 2022. Military, financial and humanitarian aid that is publicly known is recorded in the database.
This chart shows the countries pledging most arms/weapons transfers to Ukraine, Jan 24 to Oct 3, 2022 (in billion U.S. dollars).
These figures have gone up a bit since then. (Nov 10).
U.K. has already spent £4.3 bn ($5.25bn) and Rishi has pledged the same or more next year.
In the face of Russia’s industrial scale savagery and evil, no one can feel very proud of their contributions.
It would be much better and fairer from
now on, if all civilised countries; ie those that object to fascist imperialism and genocide, would contribute 10% of their military budget for Ukraine’s military and 20% of their overseas aid budget for humanitarian relief in Ukraine.
For the U.K., that would come to £6.5bn ($8bn) for military and £2bn ($2.44bn) for humanitarian needs.
If everyone followed that very modest formula immediately, it would be a lot better for Ukraine and no one would freeze.
The foul scum putlerite; Orban, has managed successfully to block €14.2bn that was meant to go from the EU to Ukraine.
Instead of farting around, the individual countries should pay up.
Allowing a piss-ass country like Hungary to block this money is itself criminal.
Hopefully Orban and all the other genocide enablers will do jail time after the war.
Pledges don’t impress me much in light of some of the stuff from the EU, provision and getting it into the hands of the AFU is what needs to happen and with urgency.
Ukrainian art team smoking ruzzians: