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The US stopped military aid to Ukraine for 45 days

Oct 03, 2023

Washington [US], October 3: US President Joe Biden is pressuring Republican lawmakers to include a provision for increased aid to Ukraine in the next budget agreement.
Tensions continue between the White House and the US House of Representatives, despite the fact that Congress just managed to pass an agreement allowing the government to operate for an additional 45 days. This is because the agreement that just "rescued" the US government until November 17 did not include aid to Kyiv. In other words, if an additional agreement is not reached, the US must stop providing aid to Ukraine during this time.
"Under any circumstances, we are not allowed to interrupt America's support for Ukraine," Reuters on October 2 quoted Mr. Biden as saying. During Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's visit to Washington DC last month, Mr. Biden pledged to maintain strong US support for the Kyiv government. Since Russia launched a special military campaign in Ukraine, President Biden's administration and the US Congress have spent more than $75 billion in humanitarian, financial and military assistance to Ukraine, according to the Kiel Institute of Economics. world (Germany).
Faced with complicated developments within the US, Mr. Josep Borrell, EU Commissioner for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, affirmed that the alliance will increase military aid to Ukraine and that aid does not depend on the decision of the EU. America. This statement was made while Mr. Borrell visited Kyiv and chaired the EU Foreign Ministers' Conference in the Ukrainian capital on October 2. This is also the first summit to take place outside the EU's borders. "Ukraine's future is with the EU," Mr. Borrell emphasized.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba yesterday rejected suspicions that US support for Kyiv is weakening. According to him, the dramatic development that led to spending for Ukraine not being included in the US Congress's budget agreement on September 30 was just "an incident" and not something systematic.
Source: Thanh Nien Newspaper