The United States of America has given Ukraine $70 billion dollars of aid in the past year. About two-thirds of this aid has gone toward the war effort against the Russian Federation. However, $25 billion of the aid has gone toward non-war purposes, including seed and fertilizer for farmers and small business subsidization. CBS 60 Minutes did a full, 13-minute story on the issue. This may be due to the immense curiosity arising from average Americans who feel like their taxpayer dollars would be spent on fixing domestic issues instead of interfering in a foreign war with no signs of ending well any time soon for Ukraine.
60 Minutes on X: ““It’s the aid from the heart of every ordinary American person,” says Tatiana Abramova, a small business owner in Ukraine. America has pumped nearly 25 billion dollars of non-military aid into Ukraine’s economy since the Russian invasion. https://t.co/LX7D9Kd6mL https://t.co/32U9c7mS4I” / X
60 Minutes on X: “To the Americans who say we cannot afford to keep supporting Ukraine, Lieutenant Oleksandr Shyrshyn has a simple message. https://t.co/qsOn6grSZV https://t.co/WHeOAw09W0” / X
60 Minutes on X: “60 Minutes discovered the U.S. is financing more than weapons in Ukraine. The government is buying seeds/fertilizer for farmers, paying the salaries of 57,000 first responders and subsidizing small businesses. https://t.co/vKWwWDqUwM https://t.co/BxXItNgQce” / X
What U.S taxpayers are getting for their money in Ukraine | 60 Minutes – CBS News