President Biden has approved $200 million in aid for Ukraine during Ukrainian President Zelenskyy’s visit to the United States. The aid comes at a crucial time as an aid package for Ukraine has been stalled due to partisan disagreements over immigration policies.
During their meeting, President Biden pledged to continue supplying Ukraine with critical weapons and equipment. In an effort to garner more U.S. support, President Zelenskyy also met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. However, skepticism among Republicans about providing more financial and military support for Ukraine in its war against Russia is growing.
House Speaker Mike Johnson expressed his support for Ukraine but also voiced concerns about its ability to defeat Russian President Putin. Republican lawmakers are pushing back against President Biden’s proposed aid package, linking it to tougher border policies.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer emphasized the urgency of aid for Ukraine and warned of the danger if Ukraine loses. However, some Republicans remain unconvinced about the U.S. interests in aiding Ukraine or insist on changing immigration policies first.
The Biden administration has warned that without congressional action, resources for Ukraine will run out by the end of the year. Despite this, Senator James Lankford stated that the aid package will not be completed this week.
President Zelenskyy criticized the opposition to funding for Ukraine, blaming delays and scandals for benefiting Putin. He emphasized the importance of timely assistance to address the ongoing conflict in his country.
As the debate continues in Washington, the fate of the aid package hangs in the balance. Both the Biden administration and Ukrainian officials are pushing for swift action to provide the necessary support to Ukraine in its struggle against Russia.
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