It’s the first time that a European country has held the top spot for foreign aid since the Harry S. Truman administration directed vast sums into rebuilding the continent through the Marshall Plan after World War II. Look at this from the Kiel Institute.
This is in billions of Euros, which is now roughly on a par with the dollar. Over 2022, the US led the way with major support decisions for Ukraine, with EU countries following with some delay and overtaking the US in the meantime with their total commitments.
With additional data through January 15, 2023 the US again takes the lead. Adding pledges of nearly 37 billion euros in December, the Americans have earmarked a total of just over 73.1 billion euros for Ukraine support. For the EU, the comparable figure is 54.9 billion euros.
But if you REALLY want to understand the immensity of the US undertaking to support Ukraine, watch this. And it’s not even up to date, they have given more since this was created.
What do they have on Joe Biden?
Each Dot = $100,000 U.S. Taxpayer Dollars— Chief Nerd (@TheChiefNerd) January 12, 2023