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The US Senate presented a compromise version of the Ukraine aid deal: what it provides

The US Senate will not vote on the Ukraine aid bill yet
The US Senate has presented a compromise version of the Ukraine aid bill

The U.S. Senate has presented a compromise version of the supplemental funding agreement, which provides assistance to Ukraine and Israel, as well as funds to strengthen the southern border. The bill provides $60 billion to help Ukraine and $14.1 billion to help Israel.

The total amount of funds is $118.28 billion. Senators are scheduled to vote on the bill on Wednesday, February 7, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on his Facebook page.

The US Senate presented a compromise version of the Ukraine aid deal: what it provides

According to the text of the document published on the Senate website, funding for the protection of the US border is increased by $13 billion (up to $20 billion), and the funds for Ukraine are distributed as follows:

– $19.85 billion to replenish the stocks of US weapons and equipment provided to Ukraine from the Pentagon's reserves;

– $13.8 billion for the purchase of weapons and ammunition from the US defense industrial base;

– $14.8 billion for continued training of the Ukrainian military, intelligence sharing, and other support measures;

– $7.85 billion for direct budget support to Ukraine;

– $1.58 billion to support the development of the Ukrainian economy in priority sectors.

The bill also includes small amounts for humanitarian aid in the war-torn regions and for defense operations in the Red Sea and Taiwan.

The US Senate presented a compromise version of the Ukraine aid deal: what it provides

The White House press service has published an address by US President Joe Biden, in which he called for the bill's passage and promised to sign it as soon as possible if the document is approved.

The Head of State emphasized that members of his administration and a bipartisan group of senators had managed to make progress on a national security agreement "that includes the toughest and fairest set of border reforms in decades."

As for the border security portion of the bill, Biden said it would make America and its borders more secure while maintaining legal immigration "consistent with our values as a nation."

He also emphasized that the bipartisan agreement also allows the United States to continue working with partners around the world to defend Ukraine's freedom and support its ability to defend itself against Russian aggression.

"As I've said before, if we don't stop Putin's appetite for power and control in Ukraine, it will not be limited to Ukraine, and the costs to America will rise. This agreement also gives Israel everything it needs to protect its people and defend itself against Hamas terrorists. And it will provide vital humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people," Biden said.

As reported by OBOZ.UA, the White House expressed confidence that the decision-making process on additional aid for Ukraine had not failed and that the decision would eventually be positive, as bipartisan support for Ukraine remained in Congress.

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