“Obrigade Potus [acrónimo inglês para Presidente dos Estados Unidos] for your tireless work over the last few months on this aid package,” wrote Michel on the social network X.

The European leader stressed that the European Union (EU) and the United States “remain united in their commitment to supporting a free and independent Ukraine, integrated into the Euro-Atlantic community.”

Biden today signed a military aid measure that includes assistance to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, ensuring that a package of war materials will head to Kyiv “in the coming hours.”

The announcement from the White House (US presidency) marks the end of a long political impasse, with Republicans in Congress blocking military assistance to Ukraine due to differences of position with the Democrats.

“We rose to the moment. We were united. And we did it. Now we need to act quickly,” said Biden, when announcing the signing of the foreign aid measure at the White House.

The global package is valued at 95 billion dollars (around 90 billion euros) and includes, alongside aid to Ukraine, support for Israel in the war against the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas and in the defense of Taiwan, whose sovereignty is claimed by Beijing.

The largest portion of the global package, 61 billion dollars (around 57 billion euros), is intended for military and financial assistance to Ukraine to combat the Russian invasion.

The package includes the shipment of ammunition, including air defense ammunition and large quantities of artillery ammunition, desired by Ukrainian forces, as well as armored vehicles and other weapons.

Also today, the EU disbursed the second installment, of 1.5 billion euros, under the Mechanism for Ukraine.

Ukraine has relied on financial and weapons aid from Western allies since Russia invaded the country on February 24, 2022.

Kyiv’s allies have also enacted sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy to try to diminish Moscow’s ability to finance the war effort in Ukraine.

Recent months have been marked by large-scale Russian airstrikes against Ukrainian cities and infrastructure, while Kyiv forces have targeted targets on Russian territory close to the border and on the Crimean peninsula, illegally annexed in 2014.

Already in the third year of war, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have been faced with a lack of weapons and ammunition, despite repeated promises of help from Western allies.

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Source: https://www.noticiasaominuto.com/mundo/2547843/michel-agradece-a-biden-incansavel-trabalho-no-apoio-a-kyiv

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