Biden administration to ask Congress for additional Ukraine aid funding – report

10 August, 12:00 AM
Joe Biden (Photo:REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

Joe Biden (Photo:REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

The White House will ask the U.S. Congress to allocate additional funding for Ukraine military aid on Aug. 10, according to a report by Politico.

The anonymous sources also told Politico that this emergency funding request will include help for Taiwan and money to assist those affected by natural disasters.

At the moment, no additional details are known about the requested amount or its precise designation. On Aug. 8, CNN reported that President Joe Biden's administration is working on a request for additional Ukraine funding. This request will be ready for congressional review this fall.

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The U.S. State Department confirmed that Washington will announce a new package of military aid for Ukraine this week, expected to be at around $200 million in value. Meanwhile, the U.S. Defense Department has stated that there are more than $6 billion earmarked for military aid to Ukraine.

The Washington Post has reported that the total assistance provided by the United States to Ukraine has now exceeded $66 billion.

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