Putin wants Congress to approve $ 40 billion long-term war

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THE House of Representatives approved on Tuesday night (the dawn today is Greek time) a draft law for Mr.a total package of spending nearly $ 40 billion requested by US President Joe Biden to be offered US military, humanitarian and financial assistance to Ukrainewhose territory was invaded by the Russian army on 24 February.

The text, adopted by a vote of both parties, remains to be approved by the Senate before ending up in the office of the American president.

With the “Assistance program” this “America sends the whole message to the world that our determination to support the courageous people of Ukraine until victory is invincible” on Russia, said Nancy Pelosi, Democratic House Speaker, a few hours before the vote.

The 6 billion is intended for Ukraine to acquire armored vehicles, strengthen its air defenses and receive various weapons and ammunition, at a time when fighting is raging in the east and south. Nearly 9 billion are earmarked for ensuring “the continuity of the Ukrainian democratic institutions”, while part of the amount is earmarked for humanitarian aid.

THE Chuck Sumer, the leader of the Democrats in the Senate, He said yesterday that “the rapid adoption of funding is necessary to help the Ukrainian people in their fight against the inhumane (Russian President Vladimir Putin)”, referring to the “moral duty” of the United States to stand by “our friends in Ukraine”. The US House of Representatives is expected to vote on the bill later this week, or early next year at the latest.

On Monday, President Biden convened a congressional hearing approve funding “immediately”, as the matter is urgent, according to him.

THE US intelligence chief Avril Haynes argued yesterday that Russian President Vladimir Putinpreparing for prolonged war in Ukrainereckons that Western aid to Kyiv will begin to dwindle.

The Russian president “probably” counts on the weakening of the determination of the United States and the European Union “in the midst of” food shortages and rising energy prices, “according to Ms. Haynes.

Moreover two influential senators, Lindsay Graham (Republicans) and Richard Blumenthal (Democrats), It was suggested yesterday, in the context of the American retaliation against Moscow, that Russia be included in the black list of “states that support terrorism”. This list currently includes four countries: Cuba, Iran, Syria and North Korea.

Source: ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ

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