The Pentagon recalculated the cost of military aid sent by the United States to Ukraine, and found out that it overestimated it by $3 billion, Reuters writes , citing sources in the security department and the US Senate. According to them, the accounting error arose due to the fact that when estimating the cost of weapons, the price of new equipment was taken. In fact, weapons were sent to Ukraine from the warehouses of the Pentagon. It was purchased earlier and costs less - at least because of depreciation.
A Pentagon spokesman said the revaluation could be in excess of $3 billion as the agency continues to analyze the problem. They reacted to the situation in Congress. According to The New York Times, its representatives were surprised that the Pentagon took so long to discover "an elementary and at the same time a key error in accounting." Reuters emphasizes that now the United States is likely to be able to send more weapons to Ukraine. Some American deputies count on the same.
During the full-scale war, the United States sent 37 aid packages to Ukraine worth about $40 billion. The United States is its key ally. It is noteworthy that earlier the United States refused to send Ukraine the F-16 fighters it needs, citing their high cost and intention to focus on the supply of other weapons.