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NATO chief welcomes US House approval of Ukraine aid

21.04.2024 11:13
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has welcomed the approval of the long-awaited $61-billion aid package for Ukraine by the US House of Representatives.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. Photo: EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

On Saturday, the US House of Representatives approved a crucial bill on foreign aid for Ukraine. The bill received 311 votes from House members in favor, while 112 voted against it. 

"I welcome the passing of this bill in the House of Representatives. It demonstrates the continued bipartisan support for Ukraine. This significant boost in aid will supplement the tens of billions of aid being provided to Ukraine by European Allies," NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said in a statement as cited by the Reuters News Agency.

Chuck Schumer, the leader of the Democratic majority in the US Senate, said that the Senate would vote on the bill on Tuesday, 23 April. US President Joe Biden has promised to sign the approved aid bill, the Ukrainska Pravda website reported.

EU chiefs Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel also welcomed the US House approval.

Sunday is day 788 of Russia’s war on Ukraine.


SOURCE: Reuters, Ukraińska Pravda