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US House set to approve $40bn aid package to Ukraine

BY: Aljazeera.com
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says US aid will help Ukraine defend ‘democracy for the world’
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says US aid will help Ukraine defend ‘democracy for the world’

The US House of Representatives will vote on a $40bn military and humanitarian aid package for Ukraine on Tuesday night, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said.

The legislation is expected to pass in the House and then the Senate within the coming days.

US President Joe Biden had asked Congress to approve an additional $33bn in aid for Ukraine, warning that previously authorised funds were running out, but US lawmakers decided to increase that total to $39.8bn.

“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,” Pelosi said in a letter to House members urging quick passage.


Credit: Aljazeera.com