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US House approves aid to Ukraine, Israel – DW – 04/20/2024

US House approves aid to Ukraine, Israel – DW – 04/20/2024

The US House of Representatives has approved a $61 billion aid package this Saturday (04/20/2024). Ukraine95,000 million in foreign aid, including 26,400 to Israel, was blocked for months by a group of hard-line Republican lawmakers. The bill passed 311 to 112 in a session where Democrats waved Ukrainian flags and cheered. After this, the regulation goes to the Senate. who had already voted in favor in February.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskywho warned that his country I will lose the battle if this package is not approved, celebrated the vote and took to social media to say that the “important bill” passed today “will prevent the escalation of war, save thousands and thousands of lives, and help both of our countries grow stronger.” “We hope the bills will be supported in the Senate and sent to President Biden's desk,” he added. “Thank you, America!” He concluded. NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg celebrated the outcome of the vote Russia It said new US aid to Ukraine would “kill more Ukrainians”.

The U.S. has been Ukraine's main military backer in its war against Russia, but Congress has not authorized additional large-scale funding for its allies for nearly a year and a half, largely because of infighting among various political factions. President Joe Biden endorsed it last month A simple ad hoc package Awaiting this vote and Democratic legislators in Congress They are pushing for a big new collection Arms to Ukraine for months.

Biden praised lawmakers from both parties who quickly passed key aid bills for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, saying, “At this important turning point, they came together to answer the call of history.” “This package will provide critical support to Israel and Ukraine; provide much-needed humanitarian aid to Gaza, Sudan, Haiti and elsewhere…and strengthen security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region,” Biden said in a statement.

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