New aid package for Israel and Ukraine will far exceed USD 2 billion — US National Security Advisor Sullivan
US President Joe Biden is planning to propose a new arms package for Israel and Ukraine that will be significantly over USD 2 billion. This will include military equipment to protect Ukraine and help Israel fight the terrorist threat
Reuters reported the information.
US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said on Sunday, October 15, that the new arms package for Israel and Ukraine will be significantly over USD 2 billion.
Sullivan said that US President Joe Biden will hold intensive talks with the US Congress this week on the need to approve the package.
The Republican struggle to elect a House speaker after hardliners ousted Kevin McCarthy almost two weeks ago has delayed the passage of legislation.
Biden is considering a budget request that combines aid to Israel, Ukraine, and possibly Taiwan to increase his chances of approval amid calls from some Republicans to cut funding for Kyiv.
Asked if the request would be for USD 2 billion, Sullivan said, "Well, the number is going to be significantly higher than that, but it will, as I said, certainly include the necessary military equipment to defend freedom, sovereignty and territorial integrity in Ukraine, and to help Israel defend itself as it fights its terrorist threat."
On October 11, US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said that the United States has enough resources to both help Ukraine and support Israel.