Is $40 Billion US Aid Package For Ukraine A Strategy to Take Over Russia’s Defence Market Share?

Ukraine War

Washington’s $40 billion Ukraine aid package that includes $4 billion in grants for allies to buy US-made military hardware is likely to hurt Moscow. US officials claim the package is partly aimed at eroding Russia’s share of the global defence market. Russia is the world’s second-largest arms exporter after the US, with an annual average turnover of over $13 billion in arms sales. However, US-led western sanctions are effectively straining Russia’s defence supply chain. Does US intend to seize Russia’s faltering defence supply chain to diminish Moscow’s influence abroad and woo big buyers like India?