Biden approves sending more military aid to Ukraine

The US President added that his administration has almost exhausted the funds that it can send to support Ukraine. Biden urged Congress to approve additional funding military assistance to Ukraine” />

Joe Biden

The United States will provide additional military assistance to Ukraine, President Joe Biden announced. The new package will include artillery ammunition, radars and other equipment, their cost is not specified.

“After today's announcement, my administration has nearly exhausted the funds that can be used to send military aid to Ukraine without congressional approval,” the President noted. He urged legislators to quickly approve the necessary additional funding.

Earlier on May 6, White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced the intention of the head of state on May 9 to sign a law on the lend-lease program for Ukraine (this is a program under which the United States leased or transferred military equipment to allies on a long-term loan during World War II) .

On April 28, Biden asked Congress to increase aid to Ukraine by more than 10 times— from $3 billion to $33 billion. Of this amount, $20 billion should go to armaments, military equipment and equipment for soldiers, $8.5 billion— for direct economic support, $3 billion— for humanitarian aid and food security. The next day, Psaki announced that the authorities had $250 million left to provide military assistance to Kyiv.

May 5, Psaki said that Washington would do everything to help Kyiv “build up capabilities on the battlefield and at the negotiating table».

The United States, the European Union and some other countries began to supply Ukraine with weapons even before the start of the Russian military operation and increased their support after the outbreak of hostilities. On April 21, the Pentagon promised to transfer to Ukraine 72 howitzers and 144 thousand artillery shells for them, 72 towing vehicles and 121 Phoenix Ghost tactical drones. Earlier in the day, Biden announced his intention to provide Kyiv with $800 million in security assistance and $500 million in direct economic support.

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April 30, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called on the United States and NATO to stop supplying weapons and ammunition to Ukraine and accused the North Atlantic Alliance of attempts to prevent the completion of the special operation by reaching political agreements between Moscow and Kyiv.

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