(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Negotiators of a stop-gap spending bill in the US Congress have
agreed to include nearly $12 billion in new military and economic
aid to Ukraine in response to a request from the Biden
administration, sources familiar with the talks said on Monday,
The sources, who asked not to be identified ahead of the
announcement, said the funding would include $4.5 billion to
provide defense capabilities and equipment for Ukraine, as well as
$2.7 billion to continue military, intelligence and other defense
It also will include $4.5 billion to continue to provide direct
budget support to the Kyiv government through the next quarter.
That way President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's administration can pay
salaries to essential staff, support Ukrainians fleeing conflict
and cover other critical expenses to help civilians, a government
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