Biden says he will send the first weapons to Ukraine this week after Senate approval

The US Senate approved the $95 billion military aid package this Tuesday Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, This would give the green light for the money to be transferred after months of legislative deadlock. The measure passed today with 75 votes in favor and 20 against. President Joe Biden said: “We will begin sending weapons and equipment to Ukraine this week.”. The need is urgent: for Ukraine, which is subjected to incessant bombing by Russia; for Israel, which has just faced unprecedented attacks from Iran; for refugees and people affected by conflict and natural disasters around the world, including Gaza, Sudan and Haiti; and for our partners seeking security and stability in the Indo-Pacific.”

The Senate has combined four bills into a single text House of Representatives approved last Saturday. On the one hand, 61,000 million dollars in military aid for Ukraine, another 26,400 for Israel and 8,100 for Taiwan. A fourth bill aims to force TikTok’s Chinese owners to sell the company within a year or face a ban in the United States.

“After more than six months of hard work, the United States is finally sending a message to the world tonight,” US Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said after the vote, Schumer said. With this vote, the US is showing the world that it will “do everything possible to protect democracy.”

The White House has been urging the legislature to jointly approve these military aid packages for months, but opposition from Republican sectors to aid to Ukraine has led to a long deadlock. A minority of Democrats have spoken out against the aid package for Israel.

Iran’s attack on Israel two Saturdays ago prompted House Republican leadership to lift its block on joint approval of foreign military aid packages.

Now all that is needed is President Joe Biden’s signature for money and weapons to flow toward the Ukrainian trenches, which have been begging the United States for help for months as Russian forces advance.

Biden spoke by phone with the president of Ukraine on MondayVolodymir Zelensky, who after the call and in a message on the social network Since Russia invaded Ukraine two years ago, the United States has provided more than $75 billion in military aid.

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