According to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, the Biden administration strongly opposes a move that does not help the people of Ukraine defend themselves from Putin's aggression.
The administration of US President Joe Biden has said that it will not support the aid bill for Israel unless it also includes funding for Ukraine. Biden officials called the approach a “cynical political maneuver” by Republicans. This was stated by White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
For months, the administration has reportedly been working with a bipartisan group on a national security agreement to secure US borders and support Ukraine and Israel.
According to Karine Jean-Pierre, House Republicans are resorting to cynical political maneuvering.
“We strongly oppose this stunt, which fails to secure the border and does nothing to help the people of Ukraine defend themselves against Putin’s aggression,” administration officials said.
Vote for $17.6 billion for Israel
US House Speaker Mike Johnson said on Saturday, February 3, that next week the House of Representatives will vote on a bill to allocate $17.6 billion in aid to Israel without additional conditions. Such a move would likely complicate efforts by other senators to help Ukraine.
Let us recall that the EU agreed on €50 billion in aid for Ukraine and overcame the resistance of Hungary. Kyiv will receive funding, but funds for Hungary will not be unfrozen.
It was also reported that, according to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Budapest was given guarantees that their money would not be sent to Kyiv. The allocation of funds should help the Ukrainian economy.