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Biden calls on Republicans to back bill for further aid to Ukraine

2 October, 2023 Monday
09:58

US President Joe Biden has urged congressional Republicans to back a bill that would offer further assistance to Ukraine without delay, aiming to avert a potential government crisis in November

Reuters reported the information.

US President Joe Biden on Sunday, October 1, called on congressional Republicans to support a bill to provide additional assistance to Ukraine, saying he was "sick and tired" of the constant bickering that nearly led to a government shutdown.

Biden noted that Republicans had promised to provide this aid through a separate vote.

"We cannot under any circumstances allow America’s support for Ukraine to be interrupted. I fully expect the speaker to keep his commitment to secure the passage and support needed to help Ukraine as they defend themselves against aggression and brutality," he told reporters at the White House.

Asked whether he could trust McCarthy to honor the agreement, Biden said, "We just made one about Ukraine, so we'll find out."

Biden urged Republicans to act quickly to avoid another crisis in November.

"Don’t waste time as you did all summer. Pass a year-long budget agreement. Honor the deal we made a few months ago."

Biden declined to comment on whether Democrats should support McCarthy if he needs their votes to keep his position as House speaker. The president said he would leave that decision up to Democratic leaders in Congress.

  • Earlier, US State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said that the "shutdown" could affect the speed of arms deliveries to US partners.
  • At the same time, he said, a bipartisan majority in the US Congress supports continued assistance to Ukraine.
  • On September 30, US House of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy said that money for Ukraine should be excluded from the supplemental spending bill to prevent a shutdown.
  • On October 1, Ukraine's Ambassador to the United States Oksana Markarova explained that the adoption of the draft temporary budget for Ukraine in the United States means that the country will continue to work with its international partners. There are no immediate threats to the supply of weapons and equipment that were previously approved for Ukraine.
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