Up to $350 million would go toward military aid, with the rest going toward “overall assistance.”
As Russia wages war on Ukraine, US President Joe Biden has signed an order to offer up to $600 million (£448 million) in “urgent military support.”
NewsReport gathered that Ukraine was invaded by Russia for the third time, with no hint of discussions between Moscow and Kiev to end the conflict.
Under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, he directed Secretary of State Antony Blinken to disburse up to $350 million “in defense items and services of the Department of Defense, and military education and training.” According to the White House statement, the remaining $250 million would be used for “overall assistance.”
The order comes after a call between Mr. Biden and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky spoke about strengthening sanctions against Russia and providing defense assistance to Kyiv.
Heavy street fighting against Russian troops is underway in Ukraine’s capital city Kyiv as officials urged locals to take immediate shelter. The Russian troops reached Kyiv early on Saturday morning, attacking a military base in the city, as well as attempting to capture an electricity generation station.
Ukrainians have been asked to avoid going near windows or on balconies and be cautious against getting hit by debris or bullets.
The attack came just hours after Ukrainian president Mr. Zelensky had predicted Russian troops would mount a major attack on the city overnight.