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Biden cautions Congress against giving Putin 'greatest Christmas gift'

Biden cautions Congress against giving Putin 'greatest Christmas gift' Photo: Joe Biden, President of U.S. (Getty Images)

The American President, Joe Biden, has called on Congress not to give Russian dictator Vladimir Putin a "gift" and to approve aid to Ukraine before Congress goes on holiday, says President Biden at a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Biden emphasized that Congress should pass additional funding for Ukraine before they take a break for the holiday season.

"Congress needs to pass the supplemental funding for Ukraine before they break for the holiday recess. Before they give Putin the greatest Christmas gift they could possibly give him," the U.S. President stated.

Aid from the U.S.

It is worth noting that the funds allocated for military aid to Ukraine from the United States are running out. In light of this, President Joe Biden has requested over $100 billion from Congress, including over $60 billion for Ukraine.

Currently, there are disagreements in Congress regarding this package, as Republicans are insisting on adding proposals to enhance border security.

Yesterday, the Coordinator of the U.S. National Security Council at the White House, John Kirby, announced that the United States will likely announce another package of military aid to Ukraine by the end of December.

Against this backdrop, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has traveled to the United States.

More details about the trip can be found in the material from RBC-Ukraine.