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Congress' inaction on aid to Ukraine has terrible consequences, Biden says

Congress' inaction on aid to Ukraine has terrible consequences, Biden says Joe Biden (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

The inaction of the United States Congress has led to terrible consequences in Ukraine, as the new funding of $60 billion was never voted on, according to a statement of President Joe Biden.

"I think the consequence of inaction every day in Ukraine are dire. I’ve been speaking to some of our G7 partners … they’re very concerned," Biden said. He also added that Congress needed to allocate funding for the government, as its shutdown would significant damage to the economy.

US assistance to Ukraine

The US government has been unable to approve new aid funding for Ukraine for several months. This prevents financial assistance as well as the supply of weapons.

A few weeks ago, the US Senate supported a bill that would allocate over $60 billion to Ukraine. For the funds to be directed to help our country, the document must be supported by the House of Representatives and signed by President Joe Biden.

House Speaker Mike Johnson has stated that he does not currently plan to put the bill to a vote. He wants assistance to Ukraine to be voted on in connection with funding for protecting the American border from migrants.

Against the backdrop of the absence of assistance to Ukrainian defenders, they recently had to leave Avdiivka. According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, US leader Joe Biden understands that this is a consequence of weakening support for our country.

Today, February 27, US President Joe Biden is convening congressional leaders to discuss the consideration of assistance to Ukraine.