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The United States has pledged $ 10 billion in aid to Ukraine


The United States has pledged $ 10 billion to Ukraine
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On Saturday, members of the US Congress pledged to release $ 10 billion to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky.

After a video conference with Zelenskyy on Saturday, Republican Senator Steve Daines told Fox News that “everyone is united in our support for Ukraine.”

United States: Ten billion dollars to Ukraine

According to the White House, money from the United States will be used to fund additional humanitarian, security and economic support in “Ukraine and the neighboring region.” In the video call, Zelenskyy underlined his call for tougher sanctions against Russia, especially in the oil and gas sector. The White House has so far rejected this.

Biden called Zhelensky again

US President Joe Biden has recalled Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky. During a half-hour conversation on Saturday evening (local time), Biden underscored the actions of the United States, its allies and the private sector in “blaming Russia for its aggression in Ukraine” – and his government. , Increase humanitarian and economic aid, the White House announced.

The US president also noted the role of private companies in isolating Russia’s economy. He particularly welcomed the decision on Saturday evening by Visa and MasterCard, two of the world’s largest credit card providers, to suspend business with Russia.

A few hours ago, Zelenskyy asked members of the US Congress via video conference to help his country further. Republican Senator Steve Daines said in a video conference on Fox News that lawmakers had promised the Ukrainian president the release of $ 10 billion (nine billion euros) demanded by the White House. The US Congress united in “support for Ukraine”.

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