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US senators believe Ukraine aid will not be approved before Christmas break

20 December, 2023 Wednesday
13:30

Democrats and Republicans have said that the US Senate is unlikely to pass a package of additional aid to Ukraine and a decision to strengthen US border security until early 2024

Reuters reported the information.

"Our negotiators are going to be working very, very diligently over the December and January break period, and our goal is to get something done as soon as we get back," Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said.

The second Republican in the Senate, John Thune, also said that a deal would not be concluded before January.

In a joint statement, Schumer and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said that negotiators "are making encouraging progress, but challenging issues remain."

The news agency notes that immigration is one of the most divisive issues in American politics, and attempts at bipartisan reform have repeatedly failed over the past 20 years.

"I cannot state how complex this is. It's the most complicated area of American law," said Senator Kyrsten Sinema.

In January, the competition to nominate the US Republican presidential candidates for the 2024 elections will begin, coinciding with a deadline to avert a partial government shutdown.

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