Thursday, June 30, 2022

    U.S. Senate  passes bill to allocate $40 billion in aid to Ukraine

    U.S. Senate has approved another $40 billion aid package to help Ukraine fend off Russian aggression. These funds will be allocated for the military and humanitarian support of Ukraine.

    This was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to a statement by U.S. Senate.

    The Ukraine Supplemental Aid Package was supported by 86 senators, with only 11 voting against.

    The Office of the President of Ukraine has already reacted to the U.S. Senate’s move. The head of the Office, Andriy Yermak, called the vote “historic.”

    “The package was approved by a majority vote and will now be forwarded to the White House to be signed by President of the United States. We are moving towards victory confidently and strategically. Thank you, allies. Everything will be Ukraine,” he wrote on Telegram.

    As explained in the Pentagon, the supplemental aid package is needed to ensure an uninterrupted supply of military aid to Ukraine within the lend-lease program.

    It should be recalled that U.S. President Joe Biden earlier suggested allocating additional funds for supporting Ukraine, offering another $33 billion.