Biden to announce $175 million for Ukraine, press Congress for more

  • World
  • Thursday, 07 Dec 2023

FILE PHOTO: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy walks down the White House colonnade to the Oval Office with U.S. President Joe Biden during a visit to the White House in Washington, U.S., September 21, 2023. Doug Mills/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden will announce $175 million in additional Ukraine aid during remarks at 12 p.m. ET (1700 GMT) on Wednesday, a U.S. official said, while urging Congress to pass his national security funding request.

The White House warned this week that the U.S. is running out of time and money help Ukraine repel Russia's invasion.

By mid-November, the U.S. Defense Department had used 97% of $62.3 billion in supplemental funding it had received and the State Department had used all of the $4.7 billion in military assistance funding it had been allocated, U.S. budget director Shalanda Young said this week.

(Reporting by Steve Holland and Katharine Jackson; editing by Rami Ayyub)

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Next In World

This worrying scenario envisions the remote capture of a smartphone user’s fingerprints
Armenia freezes participation in Russia-led security bloc - Prime Minister
Russian drone strike in Ukraine's Odessa kills one, military says
UK and EU to share intelligence on gangs trafficking migrants in new deal
US to impose sanctions on over 500 targets in Russia action on Friday
South Korea health alert raised to 'severe' over doctors walkout
Fresh evacuation orders in Australia as bushfire threatens rural towns
EU's new anti-money laundering authority to be based in Frankfurt
Panama judge orders pre-trial detention of former President Martinelli
Debris from North Korean missile in Ukraine could expose procurement networks

Others Also Read