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Biden Administration wants $33B more help to Ukraine to fight Russia

Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

As the bloody war enters its third month with no signs of letting up, President Joe Biden on Thursday called on Congress to approve $33 billion in funding to help Ukraine defend itself. This signals that the U.S. is ready to mount a long-term, robust campaign to bolster Kyiv and undermine Moscow.

With the fighting continuing in the eastern and southern parts of the country and international tensions rising as Russia cuts off gas supplies to two NATO allies, Poland and Bulgaria, the request comes at a time when the fighting has intensified and is now in its ninth week.

Biden promised that the U.S. would work to support its allies’ energy needs, saying, “We will not let Russia intimidate or blackmail their way out of the sanctions.”

The new package begins the transition to longer-term security assistance for Ukraine, Biden said.

28 April 2022


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