Biden requests additional $33 BILLION in funding for Ukraine defense

Biden requests additional $33 BILLION in funding for Ukraine defense
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On Thursday, President Biden requested $33 billion in new funding to go towards supporting Ukraine’s military in their defense against the ongoing Russian invasion.

In a press release from the White House, the Biden administration stated that they are calling on Congress to approve the new funding to "provide additional resources to help ensure Ukraine’s democracy prevails over Putin’s aggression."

They noted that "Almost all of the $3.5 billion in drawdown authority Congress provided in March has been exhausted," saying the US has supplied weapons, ammunition, helicopters, anti-tank and anti-aircraft systems, drones, and grenade launchers to the country.

"Continued bipartisan support in Congress is vital to ensuring that the Ukrainian people have the resources they need to win this war, and this Administration is committed to working with lawmakers and our global allies and partners to keep aid flowing to Ukraine uninterrupted and to support those devastated by the food crisis that Putin’s war has exacerbated," the press release stated.
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