USA Approves Historic $60 Billion Aid Package for Ukraine Amid Political Standoff

Written by Henrik Rothen

Apr.20 - 2024 8:33 PM CET

Photo: Wiki Commons
Photo: Wiki Commons
Zelensky sends a big thank you to the USA.

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After months of intense political wrangling, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed a monumental aid package for Ukraine, amounting to over $60 billion.This bipartisan effort marks a significant commitment to military and humanitarian support at a crucial juncture for the beleaguered nation.

The approval of this package comes after prolonged partisan disputes that have stymied similar initiatives in the past. However, on this occasion, Democrats and Republicans in the House have shown unity, reflecting a collective understanding of the strategic importance of bolstering Ukraine's defenses.

This move could potentially shift the balance in the ongoing conflict and underscores a strong U.S. commitment to international democratic values.

Gratitude from Ukraine's President

Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine's President, swiftly expressed his appreciation for the U.S. decision through a heartfelt message on X.

"I am grateful to the House of Representatives, both parties, and personally to Chairman Mike Johnson for a decision that keeps history on the right track," Zelensky wrote.

He highlighted the importance of the aid in preventing the escalation of the conflict and saving countless lives. His statement continued, "Righteous peace and security can only be achieved through strength. We hope that this bill will be supported in the Senate and forwarded to President Biden's desk. Thank you, America!"

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