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The US Congress has approved a nearly $40 bn military and humanitarian aid package for Ukraine, an “unprecedented” sum that US legislators say will help the country defend against Russia’s continued invasion.
The bill, previously passed by the House of Representatives, passed in the Senate on Thursday by an overwhelming 86-to-11 vote, sending the measure to President Joe Biden for his signature.
The legislation provides $6 bn for weapons, training and financial support for Ukraine’s military and $4 bn in military financing over the next five months through the end of September, according to a House Committee on Appropriations summary of the legislation. It also includes $9 bn to replenish US stocks of weapons being sent to Ukraine and nearly $4 bn for expanded US military operations in Europe.
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