Pentagon accounting error provides extra $6.2 billion for Ukraine military aid

A Ukrainian self propelled artillery of 30th brigade fires towards Russian position in Donetsk region, Ukraine, Tuesday, June 20, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Tuesday that it overestimated the value of the weapons it has sent to Ukraine by $6.2 billion over the past two years — about double early estimates — resulting in a surplus that will be used for future security packages.