War in Ukraine: Joe Biden signs bill providing $40 billion in aid to Ukraine
Sylvie Claire / May 22, 2022
U.S. President Joe Biden signed the bill passed Thursday by Congress providing a whopping $40 billion for the Ukrainian war effort against Russia, the White House announced Saturday.
Biden signed the bill into law during his official trip to South Korea. The law includes $6 billion to allow Ukraine to equip itself with armored vehicles and strengthen its anti-aircraft defense, according to the same source.
The support of the executive branch of the (United States), President Biden and the American people for the struggle of (Ukraine) against the Russian aggressor is crucial, he added, using miniature flags instead of country names.
We look forward to this important new assistance. It is needed now more than ever, he added, in this tweet published in English and Ukrainian.
On Saturday morning, Moscow - which launched the invasion of Ukraine on February 24 - said it had destroyed a large shipment of weapons, including those supplied by the United States, in northwest Ukraine.
The Ukrainian war effort against Russia is backed by significant financial and material support from Western countries.
On May 13, the European Union announced additional military aid of 500 million euros to Ukraine to help it defend itself against the Russian invasion. That is 2 billion euros in total since the beginning of the war, according to the head of diplomacy of the European Union Josep Borrell.