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Biden personally works on getting Congress to allocate funding for Ukraine

Biden personally works on getting Congress to allocate funding for Ukraine President of the United States, Joe Biden (photo: Getty Images)

White House National Security Council Coordinator John Kirby has stated that U.S. President Joe Biden is personally working to secure additional funding from Congress to aid Ukraine, according to his briefing.

A White House representative noted that the Biden administration continues to collaborate very closely with members of Congress from both parties as they negotiate the passage of a bill specifying the allocation of aid to Ukraine.

"The President is working very hard. The whole team is putting in a lot of effort," Kirby stated.

He also added that the U.S. President urges lawmakers to act on this matter and is willing to compromise to advance negotiations.

Aid to Ukraine from the United States

U.S. President Joe Biden has requested over $100 billion from Congress, including over $60 billion in aid for Ukraine.

There are currently disagreements in Congress over this package, as Republicans insist on adding proposals to enhance border security.

Jake Sullivan, a national security advisor to the U.S. president, stated that the U.S.'s refusal to continue financial support to Ukraine would weaken its ability to defend itself against Russian aggression.

According to Bloomberg, on December 13, Biden proposed changes to U.S. border policy, which increased the prospects of a bipartisan agreement on aid to Ukraine.