Biden asks US Congress for further $33Bln funds to Ukraine
The funding would cover the next five months and would include US food production assistance, humanitarian and food assistance, economic assistance, and security and military assistance, according to the White House.
Amid the ongoing war in Ukraine, the Biden administration has requested the US Congress to send $33 billion in emergency additional funding to support Ukraine, the White House said on Thursday.
According to the White House, the funding would cover the next five months and would include $500 million in US food production assistance, $3 billion in humanitarian and food assistance, $8.5 billion in economic assistance, and over $20 billion in security and military assistance.
The defense funding will go toward more artillery, anti-armor, anti-air capabilities, and armored vehicles, the White House said, adding that the money will also be invested in a stronger NATO security posture through support for US troops deployed in the region.
The White House also said that the economic assistance will fund the ongoing operation of the Ukrainian government, counter Russian data operations, and promote accountability for alleged human rights violations.
As for the $3 billion in humanitarian assistance, it involves direct food support, and the Biden administration asked for $500 million to produce crops in the US due to the global shortage resulting from the conflict in Ukraine.
The funding will also be used to allow the Defense Production Act to develop the domestic production of essential mineral resources and materials whose supplies were disrupted due to the situation in Ukraine, the White House said.