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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and other European leaders have applauded the US for passing a vital €89 billion aid bill which has been struggling to make it through the House of Representatives for months.

The House swiftly approved roughly €89 billion in foreign aid for Ukraine, Israel and other US allies in a rare Saturday session as Democrats and Republicans banded together after months of hard-right resistance over renewed American support for repelling Russia’s invasion.

With an overwhelming vote, €57 billion in aid for Ukraine passed in a matter of minutes, a strong showing as American lawmakers race to deliver a fresh round of US support to the war-torn ally. Many Democrats cheered on the House floor and waved blue-and-yellow flags of Ukraine.

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[-] khannie 15 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

the USA has contributed more in total dollars than the rest of the world combined

This is incorrect.

Here's another link that doesn't include billions more from other EU countries since January.

Also European money is overwhelmingly being sent as cash. US aid is overwhelmingly spent inside the US.

[-] TheMusicalFruit 3 points 1 month ago

This graph is only good through February as well and doesn’t include the latest aide packages from the US and EU. I found that the EU added another 50 billion euros in feb and the US another 57 just now. So I’ll adjust my statement, the US has given as much as the EU. The spirit of my original comment still remains. Why all the hate on here for a very generous aide package?

[-] khannie 4 points 1 month ago

No hate here. I'm delighted it's coming. I think there's a lot of frustration with the lives and ground lost over political wrangling.

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