Pentagon Says Accounting Mistake Frees Up $3 Billion More for Ukraine

But they added that they had not yet determined whether the adjustment would result in a windfall of additional weaponry for Ukraine.

Lawmakers from both parties have repeatedly asked the administration how it intended to stretch its dwindling budget authority to supply Ukraine with weapons quickly — called presidential drawdown authority — without handicapping Kyiv’s efforts to mount a decisive counteroffensive against Russia this summer.

“I’m worried that it’s going to leave a gap,” Senator Susan Collins of Maine, the top Republican on the Senate Appropriations Committee, said in an interview Wednesday, before staff members were told about accounting revision. “I am concerned that the administration has not been forthcoming on how much more money they need, and at what period will the funds that we’ve appropriated run out.”

“They need to have the munitions they need and the capabilities that they need, and I think we need this big push this summer, to punch…

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This article was written by Karoun Demirjian, Edward Wong and Eric Schmitt and originally published on