In August–October 2023, the amount of newly pledged aid to Ukraine from Western partner nations reached a historic low. It decreased by almost 90% compared to the same period in 2022.
The Kiel Institute for the World Economy conducted a study and published these figures.
According to it, in the period from August to October 2023, the total value of new aid packages to Ukraine amounted to €2.11 billion, which is the lowest figure since February 2022, when Russia launched a full-scale military invasion of Ukraine.
The most important group of active donors is Germany, Finland, Ireland, Croatia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland, as well as Canada and the United Kingdom.
The United States remains the largest donor of military aid, with a total of €44 billion. However, Germany is quickly catching up, with military commitments totaling more than €17 billion.
EU countries continue to catch up with the United States in terms of military aid pledges and are already ahead of it.
Out of the total 25 billion euros pledged for heavy weapons (February 2022–October 2023), 43 percent goes to the United States and 47 percent to all EU countries and institutions combined.
On December 6, the US bill to provide assistance to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan failed to pass a procedural vote in the U.S. Senate. In order for the bill to be voted on, it needed to secure a minimum of 60 out of 100 votes. But only 49 senators voted in favor.
Earlier, German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius once again rejected accusations of insufficient assistance to Ukraine, which is fighting against Russia.