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Democrats put Republicans in tight spot over US aid bill for Israel and Ukraine support

5 November, 2023 Sunday
12:38

According to diplomat Volodymyr Ohryzko, the bill, which combines assistance for Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan, and fortifying US borders, is likely to be approved

According to diplomat Volodymyr Ohryzko, the bill, which combines assistance for Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan, and fortifying US borders, is likely to be approved

Ohryzko shared his perspective on Espreso.

"As for the outlook on the aid bill for Israel, which has already passed in the US House of Representatives, it appears that the Republicans have fallen into a cleverly set trap by the Democrats. Look, the Senate will not endorse this bill. Instead, it will prepare its own version, encompassing Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan, and border security. Subsequently, they'll send this option back to the House of Representatives. If it doesn't receive approval there, Democrats will argue that Republicans are unwilling to support not only Ukraine but also Israel. Therefore, Biden's proposed joint resolution is poised for approval, and the compromise is evident," he explained.

Ohryzko anticipates potential adjustments in the aid amounts, but they won't be substantial. He believes that the resources available to both the President and the Secretary of State will help balance this.

"$50 billion or $60 billion is a substantial sum of money, and if used effectively, it could significantly impact the course of the war. If we obtain what we need, it would diminish Russia's chances considerably," Ohryzko added.






 
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