In the provision of military assistance to Ukraine, military assistance may arise if the law is not signed
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Until May 19, the US Congress must pass a law on the allocation of $ 40 billion to Ukraine. Otherwise, the supply of military assistance to our military will not be regular. This was stated by Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, writes CNN.
“May 19 is the day we really, without additional authority, start to miss out on deliveries. This will start to affect our ability to provide uninterrupted assistance,” Kirby said.
He also noted that the Pentagon continues to urge the Senate to act as quickly as possible so that we do not wait until the end of May without having received any additional powers to rely on.
Aid to Ukraine from the USA
Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation into Ukraine, the United States has begun to actively provide our state with new financial assistance. The $40 billion transfer bill has already been approved by the US House of Representatives. Now it must be approved by the Senate.
So recently, the bill on the transfer of $ 40 billion has already been approved by the House of Representatives of the US Congress. Aid will be sent not only to the Ukrainian army:
- $6 billion — will be sent to train the Ukrainian military, equipment and weapons;
- $8.7 billion each – in support of the Ukrainian economy and replenishment of American equipment sent to Ukraine;
- $3.9 billion – on the activities of the US contingent in Europe and intelligence.
Lend-Lease for Ukraine
US President Joseph Biden signed the law “On Lend-Lease to Protect Democracy in Ukraine from 2022”, which is April 28 had the support of both houses of the US Congress. Many noted that it was symbolic – on the sacred day of victory over Nazi Germany for Russia.
On the US Congress website It is said that the law “On Lend-Lease to Protect Democracy in Ukraine from 2022” temporarily cancels some requirements related to the powers of the president to provide or rent defense items.
After the G-7 leaders met via video link on May 8, Biden said the United States will continue to strengthen Ukraine further.