White House: $6.9 billion to help Ukraine, support NATO members
The US administration is set to support Ukraine and NATO member countries with $6.9 billion and says the wealthiest US taxpayers would pay a minimum tax.
According to a budget proposal released Monday by US President Joe Biden's administration, the United States would spend $6.9 billion to help Ukraine and support NATO member countries.
As per the White House, the funds would be used to "enhance the capabilities and readiness of US forces, NATO allies, and regional partners in the face of Russian aggression."
It is noteworthy that on Saturday, Ukraine said that Washington does not object to the transfer of warplanes to Kiev to fight Russia.
Washington officials "have no objections to the transfer of aircraft. As far as we can conclude, the ball is now on the Polish side. We will look further into this matter in our conversations with Polish colleagues", Ukraine Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba told AFP.
Wealthiest US taxpayers would pay minimum tax
In a different context, the Biden administration said the wealthiest American taxpayers would pay a minimum tax on their income each year under another budget proposal.
In a statement, the White House indicated that "This minimum tax would apply only to the wealthiest 0.01 percent of households -- those with more than $100 million -- and over half the revenue would come from billionaires alone."