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Tusk sharply addresses US House Speaker over Ukraine

Tusk sharply addresses US House Speaker over Ukraine Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk (photo: Getty Images)

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk sharply addressed US House Speaker Mike Johnson over Ukraine.

"Look at Odesa, Speaker Johnson! How many more arguments do you need to take a decision?" the Polish prime minister said.

Thus, Tusk urged Speaker Mike Johnson to finally make a decision on funding for Ukraine.

US aid for Ukraine

Last week, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan in Washington, DC. The war between Ukraine and Russia was among the topics discussed.

Earlier, Blinken met with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in Munich. The parties discussed further US support for Ukraine.

After the failure to vote on Joe Biden's $106 billion bill to help Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan, a new bill to help the three countries for $96 billion was drafted in early February this year, but without a package to protect the southern US border with Mexico. It provides more than $60 billion for Ukraine's needs.

On February 13, the Senate approved this document. However, House Speaker Mike Johnson refuses to put the bill to a vote.

Instead, Johnson began discussing a compromise version of the bill with congressmen. It proposes to allocate much less money to Ukraine: $47.69 billion against the stated $60.06 billion.

Russian attack on Odesa on March 15

Russian terrorists attacked Odesa today with Iskander-M ballistic missiles launched from the temporarily occupied Crimea. Russian terrorists targeted civilian infrastructure.

After medics and rescuers arrived at the scene, the enemy struck again. Initially, dozens of injured and dead were reported.

Read more about the Russian attack on Odesa in RBC-Ukraine's article.