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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has praised the House for passing a bill providing substantial financial support to Ukraine in its ongoing war with Russia. The $95 billion bill, approved on Saturday, allocates approximately $61 billion to aid Ukraine’s defense efforts.

In a statement, Zelensky said, “Today, we received the awaited decision on the US aid package that we long fought for. And a very significant one. Our warriors on the front lines, as well as our cities and villages suffering from Russian terror, will feel it. I thank everyone who supported our package, this is a solution for protecting life. I personally thank Speaker Mike Johnson and all American hearts who believe, as we do in Ukraine, that Russian evil must not be winning.”

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Zelensky also urged the Senate to expedite their review and approval of the bill to deliver much-needed assistance quickly. He added, “We appreciate every sign of support for our country and its independence, people, and way of life, which Russia is attempting to bury under the rubble. America has demonstrated its leadership since the first days of this war. Exactly this type of leadership is required to maintain a rules-based international order and predictability for all nations. We will undoubtedly use American assistance to strengthen both of our nations and bring a just end to this war closer, the war that Putin must lose.”

The legislation’s journey through the House was not without controversy. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene opposed the aid, criticizing fellow Republicans and challenging Speaker Johnson’s leadership by filing a motion to remove him from office. Despite this, the Speaker dismissed these challenges as “absurd” and proceeded with the legislative agenda, which also enjoyed support from former President Trump.


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