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White House once again urged the U.S. Congress to allocate funds to Ukraine

White House once again urged the U.S. Congress to allocate funds to Ukraine The coordinator of the United States National Security Council, John Kirby (photo: Getty Images)

If the U.S. Congress does not pass a bill allocating funds for assistance to Ukraine by the end of the year, continuing support for Kyiv at the necessary level will be extremely challenging, states John Kirby, the Coordinator of the U.S. National Security Council.

The White House representative has once again urged Congress to take action in allocating the necessary funds to continue aid to Ukraine. He emphasized that this needs to be done by the end of the current calendar year.

"We need this support immediately so that we can provide assistance to them uninterrupted," stated Kirby.

The Coordinator of the U.S. National Security Council added that due to delays in funding allocation, the Biden administration is already compelled to restrict the volumes of supplies to Ukraine.

What proceeded this

On October 1, the U.S. Congress passed a temporary budget bill that did not include new funding for aid to Ukraine, as it was decided to address this initiative separately.

Subsequently, U.S. President Joe Biden proposed allocating $106 billion, with the majority of these funds ($60 billion) intended for assistance to Ukraine. The proposal also includes funding for Israel, the Indo-Pacific region, and border security.

Politico reported that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer plans to hold a vote on Biden's request on December 4.

The White House has urged Congress not to separate aid to Ukraine from the bill. The Biden administration insists that all four funding priorities be approved sooner, as they are urgent matters to be addressed.