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Biden allocates $200 million in aid to Ukraine

Biden allocates $200 million in aid to Ukraine President of the United States Joe Biden (Photo: Vitalii Nosach RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Daria Shekina

The United States today, on December 12th, allocated $200 million in aid to Ukraine, according to a statement by U.S. President Joe Biden.

"Before reporters were guided out of the Oval Office, Biden said he had approved an additional $200 million drawdown of existing security assistance for Ukraine," the statement reads.

The New York Times reports that sitting next to Zelenskyy in the Oval Office, Biden opened their meeting with the words, "we stand at a real inflection point in history."

Biden has added that Congress needs to pass additional funds to provide more assistance to Ukraine.

U.S. aid

The United States is running out of funds earmarked for military aid to Ukraine. As a result, President Joe Biden has asked Congress for over $100 billion, including over $60 billion for Ukraine.

There are discrepancies in Congress over this package as Republicans demand adding proposals to enhance border security.

Yesterday, John Kirby, the coordinator of the US National Security Council at the White House, said that the United States would likely announce another package of military aid to Ukraine. This will happen by the end of December.

Against this backdrop, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrived in the United States. More details about the trip can be found in RBC-Ukraine's material.