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Passage of Ukraine aid package from U.S. unlikely before end of year

Passage of Ukraine aid package from U.S. unlikely before end of year Photo: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner (

By the end of 2023, the United States will face difficulties in adopting new measures to provide assistance to Ukraine and Israel, while differences persist in Congress regarding proposed changes in securing the southern border, as stated by the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee of the United States, Mike Turner.

“Congress is going to require that there’ll be laws changed to make certain that the border returns to its prior state,” he said.

According to the politician, this may include restrictions on the entry of asylum seekers through the Mexican border and other provisions regarding its security.

Republicans in the U.S. Congress seek to link the approval of foreign military aid to strengthening border policies after President Joe Biden signed a temporary bill extending funding for the U.S. government until the beginning of next year.

“I think it would be very difficult to get it done by the end of the year and the impediment, currently, is the White House policy on the southern border,” Turner said.

This week, Congress is returning to work, with legislation regarding Israel and Ukraine on the agenda. Further complications will raise questions about whether Washington will continue providing resources and armaments to its allies.

Military aid from the U.S.

On October 1, the U.S. Congress passed a temporary budget bill, which did not include new funding for assistance to Ukraine, as it was decided to consider such an initiative separately.

Following this, U.S. President Joe Biden proposed allocating $106 billion to Congress. The majority of these funds ($60 billion) are intended for assistance to Ukraine. The package also included aid for Israel.

Recently, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced that the U.S. has provided a new package of military assistance to Ukraine.