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Michel urges U.S. to expedite approval of $60 billion aid package for Ukraine

Michel urges U.S. to expedite approval of $60 billion aid package for Ukraine EU Council President Charles Michel (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

President of the European Council Charles Michel urged the United States to approve $60 billion in aid to Ukraine as soon as possible, according to the press service of the EU Council.

Michel says that supporting Ukraine means supporting the future of the Ukrainian people, as well as "supporting our own security and prosperity."

"And I want to say this here with great solemnity to those who from time to time try to inspire doubts or suspicions: every European euro mobilized to support Ukraine is a euro invested in our own security and prosperity. It is a euro invested in the stability of the European Union," the President of the EU Council says.

He emphasizes that the European Council's decision to provide 50 billion euros to Ukraine is "a message to all those who, like us, believe in democratic values and the values of freedom."

"It is also a message to our partners who are on our side to support Ukraine and the Ukrainian people. I would like to take this opportunity to join you in making a solemn appeal to the U.S. House of Representatives to quickly provide the $60 billion needed to ensure Ukraine's financial stability," Michel says.

U.S. aid to Ukraine

Earlier, the U.S. Senate introduced a new bill to help Ukraine. It combines the allocation of funds to help Ukraine, and Israel, and to strengthen the southern border of the United States.

Biden's team spoke sharply about the bill to help Israel without Ukraine.

U.S. President Joe Biden also proposed that Congress allocate $106 billion to help Ukraine and Israel. However, the issue has not yet been resolved.