Biden urges Congress to work together to finance conflict in Ukraine
WASHINGTON, November 29 – RIA Novosti. US President Joe Biden has urged congressional leaders to work together to fund the conflict in Ukraine, the federal government and the fight against the coronavirus.
Biden is holding a meeting on legislative priorities at the White House by the end of 2022, the so-called “lame duck” session in which the president’s party members, the Democrats, retain full control of the legislature.
The media had previously reported that Biden had requested $37.7 billion from Congress for Ukraine’s needs. It is assumed that appropriations, which must be approved by legislators before 16 December, will be included in the 2023 budget.
By January 3, Democrats hold control of the entire Congress, after which a new composition with a Republican majority in the House of Representatives will begin work.
Russia launched a military operation against Ukraine on February 24. President Vladimir Putin described his goal as “protecting people who have been subjected to eight years of bullying and genocide by the Kyiv regime.” For this, according to him, it is planned to “disarm and demilitarize Ukraine” so that all war criminals responsible for “bloody crimes against civilians” in Donbass are brought to justice.
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