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US House of Representatives introduces another bill on Ukraine aid - The Hill

US House of Representatives introduces another bill on Ukraine aid - The Hill Illustrative photo (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

The US House of Representatives has presented an amended version of the package of measures to provide aid to Ukraine and Israel, as well as border security, which was introduced last week, according to The Hill.

Republican Brian Fitzpatrick and Democrat Jared Golden are calling on their colleagues to support an alternative version of the foreign aid bill and insist that Ukraine's aid be provided urgently.

"In the two years since Russia invaded Ukraine in the most brazen campaign of territorial aggression in Europe since World War II, America’s support for Ukraine’s young democracy has been a bipartisan consensus in Congress," Fitzpatrick and Golden write in a letter sent to the full House of Representatives.

"But as we write, Ukraine’s position is imperiled. Its freedom fighters are running out of ammunition and withdrawing from the East, paving the way for Russia’s further advance. This is a direct result of Congress’ gridlock," he emphasizes.

The deputies said that the United States could turn its back on the Ukrainian people, who "fight and die by the tens of thousands to preserve their democracy and sovereignty. They have proven that when equipped with American arms and ammunition, they can win this struggle. We know that without them, they may fail."

US assistance to Ukraine

The United States has been unable to approve new funding for Ukraine for several months. This is due to disagreements between Republicans and Democrats.

Recently, the US Senate passed a bill to provide $95 billion in aid to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. 60 billion dollars is earmarked for our country.

For the bill to come into force, it still needs to be supported by the House of Representatives and signed by Biden.

House Speaker Johnson is not yet willing to bring such an initiative to the floor. He opposes approving aid to Ukraine without funding for border protection.