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Which countries are doing most to help Ukraine during war?

7 October, 2023 Saturday
13:03

Norway, the Baltic States, and Denmark became Ukraine's largest donors in terms of their own GDP, while the United States provided the largest amount of aid to Kyiv

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This was reported by CNN.

“Russia’s invasion has pitted Ukraine against a country with a massive military and one of the world’s biggest economies. Ukraine has been able to keep the fight going in large part due to nearly $350 billion in aid that’s been committed by mostly Western nations since January 2022,” CNN pointed out.

The media outlet also underscores that many European countries donate a larger share of their GDP than, for example, the United States. In general, America has provided the largest aid totaling about $113 billion, while the EU has transferred about $85.1 billion (it should be noted that this amount does not include separate aid from EU member states).

Some of the highest-cost military donations include anti-aircraft and anti-ship missiles, weapon-locating radar systems, mine-clearing ships and patrol boats, helicopters, and multiple launch rocket systems, according to the Kiel Institute.

However, the US contribution to Ukraine's aid is about 0.3% of GDP, while Norway, Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia provide more than 1% of GDP.

According to Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman, this completely refutes the claims of some right-wing Republicans that aid to Ukraine is allegedly "undermining the US economy."

  • On October 5, the chief of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, called on the United States to change its decision to support Ukraine, as EU aid cannot replace American aid.
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