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U.S. Senate to vote next week on allocating financial aid package to Ukraine

U.S. Senate to vote next week on allocating financial aid package to Ukraine The U.S. Senate will vote next week on allocating financial aid to Ukraine (photo: Getty Images)

The U.S. Senate will vote on a significant military aid package for Ukraine and Israel next week, announces Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

According to Schumer, the Senate will delay its recess, which was supposed to begin on Friday, and will convene on Monday to give the negotiating parties time to reach an agreement.

"So much hangs on our success. We know the world is watching," he emphasized.

House Republican Speaker Mike Johnson and Senate Republicans have repeatedly stated that they will only vote for aid if it is combined with new border control between the U.S. and Mexico.

"We're making progress and the White House is engaged, which is good. Everything's encouraging," said Senator John Thune to reporters, warning that representatives of the two parties are still discussing the concept of a new deal.

Republican Senator Tom Cotton stated that negotiators have made progress but remain very far apart.

What proceeded this

Back in early October, President Joe Biden requested over $100 billion from Congress for national security needs. This funding included over $60 billion in new aid for Ukraine.

Republicans refused to support the initiative, demanding that the White House incorporate their proposals regarding border security into the request.

Republicans and Democrats began negotiations to reach a compromise on this issue. Against this backdrop, the United States Senate decided not to go on recess. Democrats hope to continue negotiations with Republicans on President Joe Biden's request, which includes assistance for Ukraine.

For more details on why there is a disagreement in the U.S. over aid to Ukraine, you can read the article by RBC-Ukraine.