US Senate approves 1.5 trillion bill, including aid to Ukraine

ISLAMABAD, Mar 11 ( Alliance News): The US Senate has approved a 150 billion funding bill, including 13.6 billion in aid to Ukraine.

The 2,700-page bill was passed by a clear majority of 68 votes to 31, according to foreign media.

It is expected that US President Joe Biden will sign the bill on Friday night before the US funds expire.

Senator Chuck Schumer, referring to the Russian president’s massive offensive against his neighbor, said: “We are committed to supporting Ukraine as it fights against Vladimir Putin for his life.

It should be noted that the aid package for Ukraine includes financial assistance, other military equipment and humanitarian aid.

Negotiations have been going on for months due to policy priorities for the government to pass a law on funding, after which the bill has been passed.

Lawmakers have announced their support for Ukraine in the fight against Russian forces, with Democrats and Republicans saying the Biden administration must help Kyiv.

Earlier in the day, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the package announced for Ukraine’s war against Russia was likely to include additional measures to provide more assistance to Kyiv and rebuild infrastructure following the Moscow attacks. To be built.

After voting on the bill yesterday, Republican centers demanded that the Biden administration send fighter jets at the request of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky.

The Biden administration has said that Poland is already providing fighter jets and that co-operation from the United States in the form of fighter jets could lead to a dangerous conflict.

The US House of Representatives also passed a bill banning Russian oil imports, calling for a review of all international trade programs with Russia, including the World Trade Organization.

In addition, the assistance provided to Ukraine under the legislation includes humanitarian aid, including other military equipment, as well as a package for infrastructure projects.

It should be noted that without Joe Biden’s signature on the legislation, government programs for federal agencies are unlikely to continue.


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