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The Senate has approved a $ 40 billion aid package for Ukraine

Chuck Schumer said: “Help, in the true sense of the word, significant help is already on the way. This aid is to win the Ukrainians “

US Senate to Ukraine 40 billion The US military and economic aid package was approved by a large majority.

In a vote on May 19, the document was adopted with 86 votes in favor and 11 against.

Now president Cho Biden must sign it for this law to enter into force.

Leader of the Democratic majority in the Senate Chuck Schumer he said:

“Assistance, in the true sense of the word, significant assistance is already on the way. This help is to win the Ukrainians. “

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell He also supported the aid package, saying that Ukraine’s defeat would put America’s allies in Europe in a difficult position and increase US military spending in Europe.

The senator said that the lack of such assistance would encourage countries in the region, such as China, to seize land.

McConnell said the costs of sovereignty, stability and deterrence are painful, but they must be borne before it is too late.

The House of Representatives last week approved a package of military aid to Ukraine with 368 votes in favor and 57 against.

Biden since the beginning of the US intervention in Ukraine after the signing of this law KyivTotal cost of aid 50 billion will reach $.

Sumer said on May 18 that he was not sure that the aid package to Ukraine would be the last.

“They are fighting. They perish. They are the ones who fight and suffer. The smallest thing we will do is give them the weapons they need. ”

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