New Billion-Dollar Aid for Ukraine? Biden Asks U.S. Congress for Help

U.S. President Joe Biden has requested an additional $100 billion in military aid for Israel and Ukraine from the American Congress.

This was reported by The Kyiv Independent, citing Bloomberg. This package is expected to include military aid for both countries. Additionally, it is supposed to cover the funding of border security and support countries in the Indo-Pacific region, including Taiwan. Biden pledged support to Israel following the Hamas attacks earlier this month. Aid for Israel has typically been supported by both parties in Congress – however, in recent months, Republican representatives have voted against significant aid for Ukraine.

Application by the End of the Week?

According to Bloomberg, the details of the requested aid package are still being worked out. Furthermore, the negotiated amount must cover the entire fiscal year. Chuck Schumer, the Senate Majority Leader, stated that the package would include military, diplomatic, intelligence, and humanitarian aid for Israel and he expects the White House to submit the application “by the end of this week.”

Image: President Joe Biden and President Volodymyr Zelensky in the Oval Office of the White House 2.jpg, The White House, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons (image size modified)

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