In one year, Ukraine received more than 62 billion euros in military aid, making it the largest arms supplier to the United States.

In one year, Ukraine received more than 62 billion euros in military aid, making it the largest arms supplier to the United States.

A German Panther 2 tank exercising. Germany will supply 14 tanks to Ukraine.Image by ANP / EPA

Last year, the United States provided more than 44 billion euros in military aid to Ukraine. The most of all countries, according to updated figures from the German Institute for Weltwirtschaft (IFW). US President Joe Biden visited Kiev on Monday and gave a speech in Warsaw on Tuesday evening. Poland is a key link for Western arms supplies to Ukraine.

The Netherlands gave Ukraine 860 million in military aid, ranking sixth. Apart from the US, the UK, Poland, Germany and Canada contributed more than the Netherlands. In total, Ukraine received 62.2 billion in military aid.

The US provided more than 5.3 billion euros in aid in the form of heavy weapons such as tanks, howitzers and MLRS systems. For EU countries it is 4.3 billion euros. The Czech Republic supplies Ukraine with almost a third of its own stockpile of heavy weapons. The United States contributes only a small fraction of its own shares: 3 percent. While these numbers and amounts may now be higher, the IFW’s figures cover the period up to January 15.

In addition to military support, countries donated large sums of money for financial and humanitarian support to Ukraine. According to the IWF, European countries have jointly provided 27.3 billion euros for the reception of Ukrainian refugees. This does not include reception costs in Moldova and Belarus, which are not included in the data. In absolute and relative terms, Poland spent the most on refugee reception: 1.5 percent of GDP. The Netherlands spent 0.06 percent of its GDP on accommodation for Ukrainians.

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