President Biden spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky by phone on Wednesday and announced $500 million in “direct budgetary aid” for Ukraine as the US continues to funnel money and weapons into the country amid the Russian assault.
It’s not clear what the new aid will go towards, but Bloomberg reported that it could be used by Ukraine’s government for military purposes, humanitarian aid, or government services. Since Russia invaded on February 24, the US has pledged over $1 billion in military aid for Ukraine, which includes shoulder-fired anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles, and armed switchblade drones.
According to a White House readout of the Biden-Zelensky call, they discussed Washington’s military assistance to Kyiv and “the critical effects those weapons have had on the conflict.” The two leaders discussed sanctions aimed at wrecking Russia’s economy that the US and its allies have imposed.
Some of the new aid for Ukraine was authorized by the $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill recently signed by President Biden. Packed into the legislation was $13.6 billion to respond to the Ukraine crisis, including $6.5 billion for the Pentagon to pay for troop deployments in Eastern Europe and restock weapons being sent to Ukraine.
Biden and Zelensky also discussed the negotiations between Russia and Ukraine that took place in Turkey on Tuesday. Ukraine put forward a proposal for a potential peace deal to the Russians that included a pledge not to pursue NATO membership, although Kyiv is seeking security guarantees from the West. The White House said Zelensky updated Biden on the talks.
14 thoughts on “Biden Announces $500 Million in ‘Direct Budgetary Aid’ for Ukraine”
Luckily the USA has plenty of money and no need for it for its own population, well-protected, well-nourished, well housed and educated. The Ukrainians have a President as attentive to the needs of his people as does the very fortunate USA.
America is strong, only the smartest get medicare.
yes!! Check out the 99% in the USA.
no need for our own population?
We are bleeding money we don’t have honey.
Agricultural failure is in the making right now and the global numbers of starvation and famine are going vertical on an X-Y plot.
You are right though, we have no need,…
You do not realise this was irony???
Ukraine is not of strategic interest to America, but Joe Biden is throwing American citizens under the bus with Russia sanctions and also giving Ukraine $Billions in military hardware and cash! Ridiculous, My God this guy cannot stay in power! Let’s Go Brandon!
but the strategic oil will flow!
our farmers will farm!
While an unprecedented year of famine begins:
think your gutbag into a happy place!
Easy for them to find$ when it suits their agenda right america? But food, gas prices, rent,,well, uhm Your on your own…
Look at the Great National Seal on a dollar bill
The Eagle holds implements of War:
food and weapons.
Our inception was based on greed and controlled resources not freedoms.
That cyber hit in Europe was a big move in the wrong direction with NO reporting it happened but it messed up some things; we are going strategic oil consumption to get the crops in here.
Global famine is going logarithmic.
Summary: No turning back.
Just keep propping up those Nazis or Hunter Biden might be in jail for funding biowar.
any of a number of methods to escalate are in the works.
DYK? Europe’s VIASAT internet was shut down about a half hour After Russia announced its move into Ukranian held territories on Feb 24?
It was a very clever attack. It was a Cyber attack. It was blamed on Russia and news is just beginning to be disseminated.
The modems were attacked via the Terrestrial networks and were not able to connect.
This was promised by media and Cyber experts who it seems to me were setting up a trickshot. Bioweapons and Radiation was threatened too, but from WHO?
CYBER Bot labs were recently discovered in Ukraine. They had thousands of SIM cards to act autonomously once on the light pipe highway and access to ‘The Switch’.
Smoking gun for more retaliation?
An act of war!
like using radioactive compounds to kill with?
No? Why the silent treatment on the intel?
If it was Russia, there would be NO infrastructure left and not some false flag malicious attack.
Ukraine was a lawless internet playground for making tax free fortunes and to bring us to this war.
Pat Robertson was in politics there while asking us to fund it by showing us old Russian holocaust survivors in abject poverty who were not in Russia.
Ukraine is indeed full of hackers, some of whom may well have been the instigators of Russiagate. So it would be no surprise to me if they were involved in a “cyber false flag”.
Was cyber attacked again.
Guess free speech is over.
Let the oil flow!
There will be blood!
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