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House Speaker Johnson on new Ukraine aid bill: 'Even worse than we expected'

House Speaker Johnson on new Ukraine aid bill: 'Even worse than we expected' House Speaker Mike Johnson (Photo: Getty Images)

The new draft law on additional funding, which combines the allocation of funds for assistance to Ukraine, Israel, and strengthening the southern border of the United States, is even worse than American legislators expected, House Speaker Mike Johnson stated in Twitter.

"I've seen enough. This bill is even worse than we expected, and won't come close to ending the border catastrophe the President has created.

Johnson noted that a leading Democratic parliamentarian stated that, according to this draft law, "the border never closes."

"If this bill reaches the House, it will be dead on arrival," he emphasized.

New US draft law on assistance to Ukraine

Yesterday, a new draft law was published in the Senate that combines assistance to Ukraine, Israel, and funds for strengthening the border with Mexico.

According to the document, the total amount of allocated funds is $118 billion, with $60 billion earmarked for assistance to Ukraine, approximately $14 billion for supporting Israel, and $20.23 billion for protecting the US borders.

Delay in funding for Ukraine

Previously, US President Joe Biden proposed to Congress to allocate $106 billion for assistance to Ukraine and Israel. However, a corresponding law has not been passed yet.

In the US Congress, disputes are ongoing regarding further funding for assistance to Ukraine. Republicans are blocking the issue, demanding the approval of immigration legislation. In early January, the White House stated that aid to Ukraine would be suspended until Congress approved new funding.