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Biden Announces Another $1.2 Billion In Aid To Ukraine

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On Wednesday, President Biden announced an additional $1.2 billion in security and humanitarian aid to Ukraine as it works to fight off Russia’s invasion.

Biden made the announcement after a call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

“This morning, I spoke with President Zelenskyy to discuss Russia’s brutal and ongoing war against Ukraine,” Biden began. “I reaffirmed my commitment that the United States will stand by Ukraine as it defends its democracy and support its sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of unprovoked Russian aggression.”

“I informed President Zelenskyy that the United States is providing another $1 billion in security assistance for Ukraine…  I am also announcing an additional $225 million in humanitarian assistance to help people inside Ukraine, including by supplying safe drinking water, critical medical supplies and health care, food, shelter, and cash for families to purchase essential items,” Biden added.

The news comes shortly after the Democrat-held Congress passed a $40 billion Ukraine aid package which 11 Republican senators opposed, arguing that the United States should instead focus on issue at home.

“Spending $40 billion on Ukraine aid – more than three times what all of Europe has spent combined – is not in America’s interests. It neglects priorities at home (the border), allows Europe to freeload, short changes critical interests abroad and comes w/ no meaningful oversight,” Sen. Josh Hawley tweeted at the time (R-MO). “That’s not isolationism. That’s nationalism. It’s about prioritizing American security and American interests.”

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  1. TPM

    June 16, 2022 at 5:48 am

    Must not have gotten rid of all the Burisma records yet. FJB

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