US Congress approves $12.3 billion for Ukraine

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U.S. Congress approved $12.3 billion for Ukraine

funding was passed by Congress less than half a day before the deadline.

On Friday, September 30, the US House of Representatives approved a bill on temporary state financing, which provides for the allocation of financial assistance to Ukraine in the amount of $12.3 billion. This is reported by The New York Times.

The temporary funding bill was passed by Congress less than half a day before the deadline when the US ends the fiscal year and, in the absence of approved funding, a shutdown is announced – a forced suspension of government agencies.< /p>

It is expected that before the end of the day the bill will be signed by US President Joe Biden, and it will come into force.

$12.4 billion is planned to be distributed as follows:

– $4 .5 billion economic assistance fund to support the budget,

– $3 billion for military support to Ukraine, including training of the military, supplies of weapons and equipment and logistics,

– $2.8 billion for operations U.S. military in Europe, including mission support, intelligence operations, military pay and equipment purchases

– $1.5 billion to replenish U.S. own military stocks dwindling due to supplies to Ukraine

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– $0.5 billion for the production of critical defense gifts to replace those sent to Ukraine.

The US Senate approved a bill that provides for assistance to Ukraine in the amount of 12.4 billion dollars