Agreed among top US lawmakers to help Ukraine
US Congress Members of the U.S. agreed on Wednesday a draft of a bipartisan resolution that seeks to provide $13.6 billion in funding to aid Ukraine and European allies. Lawmakers also agreed to provide billions of dollars in additional aid to federal agencies as part of the rest of the $15 trillion budget announced to deal with the pandemic.
President Joe Biden last week gave Ukraine military, A $10 billion budget was requested to provide humanitarian and financial aid. However, with strong support from Democratic and Republican lawmakers, the amount rose to $13.6 billion. Biden said at the White House, “We are going to support Ukraine against tyranny, repression and violent action.”
Britain will send more weapons to Ukraine br /> Meanwhile, Britain said on Wednesday that it would send more weapons, especially anti-tank missiles, to Ukraine, so that this eastern European country could counter Russian attacks. Defense Minister Ben Wallace told the House of Commons, the lower house of the British Parliament, that Britain would send 1,615 more missiles in addition to the 2,000 light tank missiles already sent. Long-range Javelin missiles and a small consignment of surface-to-air missiles are also included in the new supply of weapons.
Russia attacks hospital: Ukraine
At the same time, Russia targeted a hospital in Ukraine. Ukrainian officials say Russia’s attack targeted a children’s hospital and maternity center in the southeastern port city of Mariupol. A statement posted on the city council’s social media account on Wednesday said the hospital had suffered “heavy” damage. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky tweeted, ‘People, children buried under the rubble.’ He called the attack ‘‘torture’’ relaxed me. Kirillo Taimoshenko, deputy head of Zelensky’s office, said that ‘officers are trying to determine the number of people killed or injured.’