U.S. House of Representatives passed a $39.8 billion package for Ukraine
A $39.8 billion package passed by the Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday night gives Ukraine military and economic assistance, provides refugee support, and prevents global food shortages due to the Russia-Ukraine war.
“This package, which builds on the robust support already secured by Congress, will be pivotal in helping Ukraine defend not only its nation but democracy for the world,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a letter to House members. “Time is of the essence—and we cannot afford to wait.”
Washington continues to add support for Ukraine even though it does not send troops directly into the country, amid the war that began after Russian troops invaded on Feb. 24. The billion-dollar package is expected to be sent to the Senate within the next few days.
Defense assistance includes $6 billion in equipment, weapons, training, logistics, and intelligence support as well as salaries and stipends for Ukraine's military.
11 May 2022