Additional aid to Ukraine will receive the support of both houses of Congress – the head of the US Treasury


The United States will increase financial aid to Ukraine by $24 billion, an effort that will receive support from Congress despite the looming cross-party standoff.

This was stated by the head of the US Treasury, Janet Yellen, reports RBC-Ukraine with reference to Bloomberg.

“We are also, as before, committed to supporting Ukraine and recently put forward a request for additional funding. I am glad that there is support for Ukraine in both houses of Congress, and I am sure that we will be able to secure funding,” she said at a press conference in New Delhi on the eve of the G-20 summit.

Yellen noted that reaching an agreement within the framework of the G20 on the wording of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine remains a “difficult task.”

Earlier, Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said he did not plan to include President Joe Biden’s request for $24 billion in emergency funds for Ukraine in a mandatory bill needed to fund US government operations after Oct. 1, unless Democrats will support immigration and asylum policy.

Aid to Ukraine

President Joe Biden last month asked Congress to approve about $40 billion in additional spending, including $24 billion for Ukraine and other international needs to continue supporting Ukraine in its fight against Russian invaders.

The request already has bipartisan support in the Senateand.

Prospects for Biden’s supplemental request may be less rosy in the House of Representatives, where Republicans hold a slim majority and some on the far right, particularly those closely associated with former Republican President Donald Trump, are critical of U.S. funding for Kyiv.

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