US to send $13bn in humanitarian, military aid to Ukraine
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on March 11, 2022
The United States will send thirteen point six billion dolla billion in humanitarian and military aid to Ukraine after the US House approved a $1.5 trillion spending bill to keep the government’s doors open for the next six months.
The bill included more than $4 billion to assist Ukraine and others in Eastern Europe grappling with the millions of refugees fleeing the former Soviet republic after Russia invaded two weeks ago.
Nearly $7 billion would backfill the transfer of US military equipment to Ukraine and its allies, as well as cover the current and future deployment of American troops and equipment to defend NATO in the region.
US President Joe Biden, however, said he would not send troops to Ukraine.