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Zelenskyy thanks U.S. Senate for passing bill on Ukraine aid

Zelenskyy thanks U.S. Senate for passing bill on Ukraine aid President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked U.S. senators for supporting a bill that would provide $60 billion in aid to Kyiv.

"I am grateful to Chuck Schumer, Mitch McConnell and every U.S. Senator who has supported continued assistance to Ukraine as we fight for freedom, democracy, and the values we all hold dear," he says.

According to the President, further U.S. assistance allows Ukraine to save lives from Russian terror, and "It means that life will continue in our cities and will triumph over war."

"American assistance brings just peace in Ukraine closer and restores global stability, resulting in increased security and prosperity for all Americans and all the free world," Zelenskyy states.

U.S. assistance to Ukraine

On February 13, the U.S. Senate supported a package that provides new funding for more than $60 billion in aid to Ukraine.

Earlier, on February 8, the U.S. Senate voted to block a bill to allocate funding to support Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan and to secure the U.S. border. According to the results of the vote in the Senate on the night of February 8, 49 lawmakers voted in favor of the initiative, and 50 were against. In total, 60 votes were needed to start work on the legislative initiative.

In 2023, the United States provided Ukraine with 34 military assistance packages. Their total value was over $24 billion. In particular, at the end of December, the United States allocated a new military aid package to Ukraine for $250 million.