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Biden discussed further support for Ukraine with Prime Minister of Ireland

Biden discussed further support for Ukraine with Prime Minister of Ireland President of the US, Joe Biden (photo: Getty Images)

President of the US Joe Biden and Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar discussed further support for Ukraine, according to White House representative Karine Jean-Pierre and the White House press service.

"The President and the PM discussed our countries' shared commitment to supporting Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression," the White House spokesperson noted.

According to her, the meeting took place in Washington. She also noted that the President highly appreciated Ireland's efforts in hosting over 100,000 Ukrainian refugees.

Vice President Kamala Harris also mentioned that the United States and Ireland are actively working together to support the people of Ukraine in their struggle for democracy and independence.

"Ireland has hosted one of the highest per capita populations of Ukrainian refugees - a testament to the generosity and the compassion of the Irish people. And I commend you for leading by example when you hosted in your own home a refugee from Kyiv, who left days after the invasion began," Harris said.

US aid to Ukraine

The US Congress has been unable to approve new funding for assistance to Ukraine for several months, including for the continuation of arms supplies and more. This situation is due to differences between Republicans and Democrats on border security, funding for which was included in the package for aid to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan.

Recently, the Senate passed a separate bill with funds for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. For it to take effect, the document still needs to be approved by the House of Representatives and signed by the president.

As reported by CNN, the House of Representatives may vote on financial aid to Ukraine at the end of March or in April.

Recently, the US administration announced the allocation of a new $300 million military aid package to Ukraine. This is the first military aid package to Ukraine from the US since December 2023.

Later, White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan stated that the new package became possible due to unforeseen savings in Department of Defense contracts.