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The United States adopts a new budget with 14 billion for Ukraine

The US Congress adopted a new federal budget on Thursday which includes a staggering envelope of nearly $14 billion for the Ukrainian crisis. 

The text voted by senators from both camps in the evening includes an economic and humanitarian component, but also arms and ammunition for Kyiv. It had been approved the day before by the House of Representatives and must now be signed into law by President Joe Biden.

These funds are, among other things, supposed to allow Ukraine to protect its electricity network, fight cyberattacks and equip itself with defensive weapons. The package also includes more than $2.6 billion in humanitarian aid and more than $1 billion to support refugees fleeing war-torn countries.

“Food, Medicine, Shelter”

The envelope “will provide food, medicine, shelter, support for the more than two million refugees and resources for the Ukrainian economy which is in ruins” detailed the leader of the Democrats in the Senate, Chuck Schumer.

“It will also allow transfers of weapons such as the Javelin and Stinger (missile launchers), it will reassure and strengthen NATO,” he added.

The United States also devotes a large part of this aid to Ukraine’s macroeconomic needs in order to ensure “the continuity of government”, as the IMF and the World Bank have also done.

Nearly half of these funds will however be allocated to the American army, which will use them in particular to finance the deployment of troops in the region. Several million dollars will also be used to finance the American economic response against Moscow, starting with sanctions against Russian oligarchs.

These funds are, among other things, supposed to allow Ukraine to protect its electricity network, fight cyberattacks and equip itself with defensive weapons. The package also includes more than $2.6 billion in humanitarian aid and more than $1 billion to support refugees fleeing war-torn country.

“Food, Medicine, Shelter”

The envelope “will provide food, medicine, shelter, support for the more than two million refugees and resources for the Ukrainian economy which is in ruins” detailed the leader of the Democrats in the Senate, Chuck Schumer.

“It will also allow transfers of weapons such as the Javelin and Stinger (missile launchers), it will reassure and strengthen NATO,” he added.

The United States also devotes a large part of this aid to Ukraine’s macroeconomic needs in order to ensure “the continuity of government”, as the IMF and the World Bank have also done.

Nearly half of these funds will however be allocated to the American army, which will use them in particular to finance the deployment of troops in the region. Several million dollars will also be used to finance the American economic response against Moscow, starting with sanctions against Russian oligarchs.

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