Russia or Ukraine wins, the US is said to reap the benefits of the war

3 min readApr 16, 2022


In the midst of the crisis between Russia and Ukraine, the role of the United States is visible. The US supplies combat weapons to Ukraine. The US will even send an additional $800 million in weapons, ammunition and other security assistance to Ukraine. Be it Russia or Ukraine who will win this battle, the US claims their superior defense sector.

“The stable supply of weapons that the United States and our allies and partners have provided to Ukraine is critical to sustaining its fight against the Russian invasion,” said U.S. President Joe Biden.

The US has supplied Ukraine with more than $2.4 billion worth of military aid since Russian troops invaded Ukraine on February 24. The supplies include Stinger anti-aircraft systems, Javelin anti-armor systems, Switchblade drones, aerial surveillance radars, Mi17 helicopters, 155mm howitzers.

However, it’s not just the US. Canada, Britain, Germany, Italy and Turkey are also among the more than 30 countries that provide Ukraine with state-backed weapons and defense systems or their private companies specialize in manufacturing. Some of Ukraine’s neighbors, such as Poland and the Czech Republic, are also sending their own military hardware to be used against Russia in a war that has killed thousands.

There is also cash assistance for Ukraine to buy weapons and ammunition. On April 7, the European Union pledged an additional $543 million, bringing the 27-member bloc’s military aid to Kyiv to $1.63 billion after Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine to enforce the neutrality of its neighbors in light of its strategic tussle with the West.

US Profits

There is no denying that war is good business for defense contractors and manufacturers. And, the US is the world’s largest defense contractor and arms exporter.
According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the US is home to 5 of the 10 largest defense contractors in the world. The Lockheed Martin is by far the biggest in the field.

Retired Indian Army Officer Major General Gagan Deep Bakshi told India Today that in the US and Europe, defense manufacturing is mainly in the hands of private players. There is not yet sufficient clarity on what exact arrangements have been made in the context of the current Russo-Ukrainian war. But usually, payments with interest must be made by the country receiving military assistance.

“This is what countries like the US are doing. They profit from the war. This is what they did during World War II. They pitted Russia and Germany against each other. As many as 25 million Russians died. The death toll from Germany was 7 million. Those who supplied the weapons and ammunition burst into laughter at the bank,” added GD Bakshi.

President Joe Biden said the United States would continue to give Ukraine the ability to defend itself. One of them is through the supply of weapons and defense forces.