Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen announced the Biden administration would send an additional $10 billion in economic aid to Ukraine just days after Biden’s visit.
Over the past year, the total US economic and military aid sent to Ukraine has surpassed $115 billion to $200 billion.
Just what we need in the post-pandemic recovery.
“Providing economic assistance has made Ukraine’s resistance possible by supporting the home front, funding critical public services, and helping keep the government running,” Yellen said.
“In the coming months, we expect to provide around $10 billion in additional economic support for Ukraine,” Yellen added.
“Putin himself thought he would achieve a victory at minimal cost… One year later, Putin’s war has been a strategic failure for the Kremlin. Ukraine still stands,” she said.
And note the air raid sirens!
Zelensky welcomed Biden to Kyiv, saying: “Your visit is an extremely important sign of support for all Ukrainians.”
He added they spoke about new “long-range weapons and the weapons that may still be supplied to Ukraine even though it wasn’t supplied before.”
Biden said: “As the world prepares to mark the one-year anniversary of Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine, I am in Kyiv today to meet with President Zelensky and reaffirm our unwavering and unflagging commitment to Ukraine’s democracy, sovereignty, and territorial integrity.”
“One year later,” Biden said during an address, “Kyiv stands, and Ukraine stands. Democracy stands. The Americans stand with you and the world stands with you.”