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Biden to request $100 Billion for Ukraine and Israel - Date revealed

Biden to request $100 Billion for Ukraine and Israel - Date revealed President of the United States Joe Biden (Photo: Getty Images)

U.S. President Joe Biden is likely to request $100 billion in aid for Ukraine and Israel from Congress on October 20, reports the Voice of America.

It is reported that Biden will send a request to Congress for defense assistance to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, as well as funding for security efforts on the U.S.-Mexico border 'the next day' after his special address on the situation around Israel and Ukraine.

At the same time, Biden's speech is scheduled for today, October 19, at 8:00 PM local time (October 20, 3:00 AM Kyiv time).

Journalists note that there are already opponents of such an initiative in Congress. In particular, nine Republican senators sent a letter to Senate leaders calling for separate votes on aid to Ukraine and Israel.

They explained their position by stating that a joint aid package to the two countries could create political complications for supporting Israel.

What preceded

A few days ago, Bloomberg reported that Biden would turn to Congress with a request that includes assistance to Ukraine and Israel.

He plans to request $100 billion to support the two countries currently in a state of war.