On May 9, 2022, President Biden signed the Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act, a revival of the World War II lend-lease program that will enable a quicker turnover of weapons and equipment to Ukraine to help them defend against the Russian assault in Donbas, where Russia looks to completely “liberate” Donbas.

According to the newly signed law, President Biden can authorize the US Government to lend or lease defense articles to the Government of Ukraine and the governments of Eastern European countries that were affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for the fiscal years 2022 and 2023. This was done in order to make the process of transferring weapons to Ukraine faster.