Finally, US House passes $61bn Ukraine aid bill

Finally, US House passes $61bn Ukraine aid bill

The US House of Representatives has approved a $61bn (£49bn) aid package for Ukraine

The vote had been delayed by Republicans for months, with some objecting to sending money overseas instead of the US-Mexico border
Ukraine, which heavily relies on Western weapons, desperately needs the aid as it struggles to fight against Russia’s invasion.

Ukrainian soldiers are running so low on munitions, they are having to ration shells on the battlefield
Separate votes will be held on an aid package to Israel and to Taiwan to deter Chinese aggression
The votes are a politically risky move by Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson to get Ukraine’s aid package through.

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