Ukraine has become the largest recipient of US support since the Second World War after Russia launched a full-scale invasion. This was reported by The Washington Post citing official data.
Washington has channelled more than $66 billion to support Kyiv. Of these, 43 billion is military aid, 20.5 billion - economic aid and 2.6 billion - humanitarian aid.
This is the largest amount of support that the USA has allocated to another country at least since the Second World War.
Within the Pentagon's entire $1.77 trillion defence budget for 2023, the sum of $66 billion seems small, but when compared to US support to other countries, it is significant. For example, Israel received $8.6 billion from the US in 2022-2023.
Thus, the U.S. was the largest donor to Ukraine after the war started. But if we compare the level of support from different countries as a share of their GDP, we will find the U.S. only in 12th place. The Baltic States are the leaders (for example, Estonia has committed 1.26 per cent of its GDP to Ukraine).