The White House is asking the US Congress for another $37.7 billion to support Ukraine
The administration of US President Joe Biden has asked Congress to allocate another $37.7 billion to support Ukraine. This is reported by The Associated Press.
The fact is that three quarters of the $40 billion, that were allocated in May 2022 in accordance with the Law on Additional Appropriations for Ukraine for 2022 have already been paid or distributed, and the situation requires additional funds.
“Together, with strong, bipartisan support in the Congress, we have provided significant assistance that has been critical to Ukraine’s success on the battlefield — and we cannot let that support run dry,” White House Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda Young said in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The next $37.7 billion, if granted, will be spent on both military and humanitarian aid:
- $21.7 billion for military, intelligence and other defense support;
- $14.5 billion for humanitarian aid and support for the functioning of the Ukrainian government;
- $900 billion for health care and support for Ukrainians living in the USA;
- $626 million to support Ukraine’s nuclear security.