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Scholz urges U.S. Congress to approve aid to Ukraine as soon as possible

Scholz urges U.S. Congress to approve aid to Ukraine as soon as possible German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

Germany has called on the U.S. Congress to promptly approve assistance to Ukraine, emphasizing that it will not diminish its support for the country, citing German Chancellor Olaf Scholz during a press conference with Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

"I have to be clear. Of course, we all want this war to end as soon as possible. But unfortunately, we see that Russia is not ready for a lasting and just peace. On the contrary, it continues to pursue its goals, as Putin has recently demonstrated to us once again," he said.

The chancellor also noted that Germany is sending a clear message to the Russian dictator Vladimir Putin that support for Ukraine will not weaken.

"I also want to address the U.S. Congress and ask them to adopt the decisions that Ukraine needs now to ensure their financial and military support," emphasized Scholz.


On February 13, the U.S. Senate approved a bill to aid Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan with $95 billion. In particular, over $60 billion is allocated for Ukraine.

For the bill to come into effect, it still needs approval from the U.S. House of Representatives and the signature of President Joe Biden.

House Speaker Mike Johnson opposed such an initiative. He may choose not to bring the bill to the lower house of Congress for consideration. In turn, President Joe Biden urged the House of Representatives to promptly approve the bill.

However, the U.S. House of Representatives went on recess until February 28, thus postponing the consideration of aid to Ukraine.