White House: We expect arms deliveries to Ukraine to begin immediately after Congressional action

The White House urges Congress to take a decision on assistance to Ukraine as soon as possible

The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden expects that military aid to Ukraine will begin "immediately" after the bill with additional funding is approved by Congress. The US President promised that he would immediately sign the bill into law.

This was announced at a briefing on Friday, April 19, by White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. She reminded that the US administration has repeatedly called on lawmakers to approve aid to Kyiv as soon as possible.

When asked by journalists how soon Washington would start supplying Ukraine with military aid after the Congress' decision, Jean-Pierre said: "Immediately".

"We have repeatedly said that Ukrainians have lost territory due to the inaction of the Congress. We are very grateful that Congress is moving forward and on a bipartisan basis. We want the aid package to be approved by Congress and the Senate and get to the president's desk. And he will sign it immediately," she added.

Jean-Pierre noted that the United States cannot allow Russian dictator Vladimir Putin to achieve his goal of taking over Ukraine.

"We know what happens when you don't stop a tyrant and a dictator. And we cannot allow history to repeat itself again," she concluded.

Earlier, Ukraine's Ambassador to the United States Oksana Markarova said that after the bill on assistance to Ukraine is passed in Congress, Washington will be able to quickly start supplying weapons to our military. According to her, it will be a matter of days or weeks.

As reported by OBOZ.UA, the House of Representatives will vote on the aid package for our country on Saturday, April 20, at approximately 20:20-20:30 Kyiv time. The issue of aid to Ukraine comes right after the bill on aid to Israel.

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