US Democrats, Republicans vote to send billions to Kyiv, Tel Aviv

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Published: 2024-02-05 09:56

Last Updated: 2024-04-16 05:25


US Democrats, Republicans vote to send billions to Kyiv, Tel Aviv
US Democrats, Republicans vote to send billions to Kyiv, Tel Aviv

Both the Democratic and Republican parties in the United States have agreed on Monday on legislation to support Ukraine and Tel Aviv, according to Reuters. 

The legislation includes support for Tel Aviv to renew its air defense system.

The project also includes USD 60.06 billion to support Ukraine in the Russo-Ukrainian War, USD 14.1 billion to support Tel Aviv's air defense system, USD 2.44 billion for the US Central Command, and USD 4.83 billion to support US partners in the Pacific, according to Senator Patty Murray, chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, as cited by Reuters.

The bill includes a provision that prevents its funds from being directed to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). The Biden administration and other countries have frozen funding for the agency over allegations of involvement by some of its employees in the events of October 7.

Mike Johnson, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, announced the failure of an agreement on a bill proposed by the US Senate that linked border security enhancement with aid to Ukraine, stating, "The agreement will reach a dead end in the vote."