This is in response to a recent letter whose author wanted to know why us taxpayers are giving Ukraine a seemingly blank check to win their war against Russia. 

It is a staggering amount of money. According to the Kiel Institute, the amount is over $75 billion so far. The Department of Defense pegs it at $113 billion so it varies depending on what assistance is counted but the number is rising. The U.S. has contributed the most by far of any other country. So why?

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