US House Approves €89 Billion Aid Package for Ukraine and Allies


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US House Approves €89 Billion Aid Package

US House Approves €89 Billion Aid Package

The House swiftly approved approximately €89 billion in foreign aid for Ukraine, Israel, and other US allies in a rare Saturday session. Democrats and Republicans united after overcoming months of resistance, particularly from hard-right factions, to provide renewed American support against Russia’s invasion.

Details of the Aid Package

The aid package includes:

  • €57 billion in aid for Ukraine, which was passed in a matter of minutes with overwhelming support.
  • Aid for Israel and other allies also received healthy margins of approval.
  • The entire package is set to be considered by the Senate, with potential passage as soon as Tuesday, and President Joe Biden has pledged immediate approval.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine expressed gratitude to both parties in the House and specifically to Speaker Mike Johnson for the decision, emphasizing the significance of keeping history on the right track.

EU leaders, including EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, welcomed the passing of the bill, highlighting the importance of supporting Ukraine against Russia and urging the US Senate to expedite the voting process due to the critical nature of the situation.

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg praised the bipartisan support for Ukraine evident in the aid package, noting that the additional assistance complements the aid already being provided by European Allies.

Russia’s response to the aid package was critical, with Russian officials raising concerns about the implications of US military aid to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. Russian Foreign Minister spokeswoman Mariya Zakharova and Kremlin’s spokesman Dmitriy Peskov expressed discontent, viewing the aid as potentially exacerbating global crises and geopolitical tensions.

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