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Uncertain Future for Ukrainian Aid: Trumpist Republicans Vote Against Biden’s Proposed $60 Billion for Ukraine


Feb 11, 2024
US Senate Takes Important Step in Providing Financial Aid to Ukraine

The US Senate has taken a crucial step towards the adoption of massive new aid to Ukraine, but the granting of this envelope could encounter a categorical refusal from the Trumpist Republicans in Congress. On Sunday, the Senate voted in favor of putting the text presented by the Biden administration to a vote, with 67 votes for and 27 against. The bill provides $60 billion for Ukraine and $14 billion for Israel against Hamas, as well as funds for a strategic ally of the United States, Taiwan.

Despite bipartisan support in the House of Representatives, where Democrats have a narrow majority, the measure will face stiff opposition from right-wing elected officials. The date of the next vote in the upper house is not yet known, but it could be held at the beginning of the week.

Two years after the start of Russia’s invasion, US elected officials are unable to agree on how to validate new funds for Ukraine. While Democrats are largely supportive, Republicans are divided between interventionist hawks who support Ukraine and lieutenants of Donald Trump who are more isolationist. Despite this division, eighteen Republican senators supported the bill on Sunday. “Today, it is no exaggeration to say that

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