White House asks Congress for $37.7 billion in aid to Ukraine

$14.5 billion will go, in particular, to direct budgetary support for Ukraine.

The Biden administration provided more than $18 billion in military aid to Ukraine after the Russian invasion / getty images
The Biden administration provided more than $18 billion in military aid to Ukraine after the Russian invasion / getty images

The White House has asked the US Congress to approve $37.7 billion in security and other assistance to Ukraine.

According to Voice of America , the new assistance is designed for the period of fiscal year 2022-2023 (until October 1 next year).

“We must continue to support the people of Ukraine, who are defending their sovereignty and resolutely resisting in the face of Russia’s brutal war,” White House journalists were quoted as saying.

$21.7 billion is planned to be spent on equipment for Ukraine, replenishment of the Pentagon’s supplies and on military, intelligence and other military support to Ukraine.

Another $14.5 billion is for direct budgetary support to Ukraine, investments that are critical during wartime, security assistance, strengthening global food security and humanitarian assistance.

$626 million will be directed to support Ukraine’s nuclear security and to modernize the strategic oil reserve in order to reduce energy costs and ensure constant access to energy resources. Another $900 million is for health care and social services for those laid off.

US military aid

The Biden administration has provided more than $18 billion in military aid to Ukraine since Russia’s invasion in late February. On Friday, the US announced its latest aid of roughly $400 million.

The armament in the new package includes  missiles up to the HAWK SAM, four Avenger SAMs, Stinger missiles and additional HIMARS ammunition. Among other things, 400 grenade launchers, obstacle-busting equipment and protective winter gear are also included.

(C)UNIAN 2022

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