US Congress Deadline for Approving President Biden’s Aid Package Request for Ukraine: Deputy State Department Spokesman Declines Comment

US Congress Deadline for Ukraine Aid Package

Deputy State Department Spokesman’s Response

Deputy State Department spokesman Vedant Patel declined to comment on the deadline for the US Congress to approve President Joe Biden’s request for a new aid package for Ukraine.

Constant Contact with Lawmakers

“I’m not going to jump to conclusions or try to guess,” Patel said in response to a reporter’s question about the likely timing of Congressional approval of Biden’s new request for aid to Ukraine.

Patel added that the US administration is in constant contact with lawmakers in the US Congress on this issue and counts on the support of members of Congress.

Call for Immediate Approval

On Tuesday, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken urged Congress to immediately approve additional aid to Ukraine.

President Biden’s Request for Aid Package

Earlier this August, U.S. President Joe Badin asked members of the U.S. Congress for a new billion-dollar aid package for Ukraine, to be provided as military aid.

Republican Opposition to Bailout Request

Congressional Republicans have called on Biden to withdraw a new $24 billion bailout request for Ukraine funding, Rep. Arn Davidson said via X (formerly Twitter).

Russian Opposition to NATO Weapons Supply

For its part, the Russian Foreign Ministry described the supply of weapons by NATO countries to Ukraine as “playing with fire”, incitement that fuels the crisis, undermines the chances for peace, and could lead to the outbreak of a nuclear war.

The Russian Defense Ministry also warned Western countries against supplying weapons to Ukraine and promised to crush them on Ukrainian soil.


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