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New Ukraine aid package announced by Samantha Power

Samizdat | July 12, 2022

The US announced on Tuesday that it will send an additional $1.7 billion in funding to Ukraine, in a bid to help President Volodymyr Zelensky pay public sector-employees. US President Joe Biden has previously told Americans that they would have to sacrifice their quality of life to prop up Kiev.

The aid package, which was announced by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), was described as “direct budgetary aid” to “ensure the Ukrainian government can continue operating.” It is the second such tranche of aid announced by USAID in less than two weeks, bringing the agency’s total spending on Ukraine to date to $4 billion.

Zelensky has previously claimed that his government needed $5 billion per month to remain functional and to pay the salaries of government employees – including soldiers, teachers and healthcare workers.

“The United States is rushing in with financial support to help the government keep the lights on, provide essential services to innocent citizens and pay the health care workers who are providing lifesaving support on the frontlines,” USAID administrator Samantha Power said in a statement.

News of the latest cash transfer to Ukraine comes after US President Joe Biden on Friday announced a $400 million package of military aid to Kiev, the 15th since Russia launched its military operation in February. In total, the US has allocated more than $55 billion worth of military and economic aid to Ukraine since February.

Back in the US, inflation has reached a 40-year-high and motorists are paying more for gasoline than ever before. Pressed on these economic concerns last month, Biden told reporters that Americans will pay high prices at home “as long as it takes, so Russia cannot defeat Ukraine.” Likewise, Biden’s economic adviser, Brain Deese, told CNN earlier this month that the US has to “stand firm” and endure soaring costs for the sake of the “liberal world order.”

While a bill providing some $40 billion in military and economic aid to Ukraine passed Congress in May with bipartisan support, some Republicans and conservative pundits have begun to push back against the Biden administration’s open checkbook for Kiev.

July 12, 2022 - Posted by | Corruption | , , ,

5 Comments »

  1. Unbelievable! Did I vote my tax-payer paid money to be given to the Ukraine?

    Did America vote to send its money to the Ukraine?

    Theft! And the thief is this Joe Biden and all his neoconservative/jewish ‘oligarchs’, in addition, the oligarchs of Ukraine. Another Swiss bank account for Zelenskyy? Another estate on the French Riviera? Another bank account in Israel? Another board position for Hunter Biden, under an alias?

    Liked by 2 people

    Comment by michael | July 12, 2022 | Reply

    • I feel your pain(here in Australia), but the Good News is, America’s TAX EVADING 1%, won’t have to contribute to this “Billionaire’s Picnic”…….and YOU American Tax payers will have to get a second job, to help pay off the American National Debt, over the next 50+ YEARS……………Ain’t Capitalism GREAT??

      Forgive My Sarcasm please……….

      Liked by 1 person

      Comment by brianharryaustralia | July 12, 2022 | Reply

  2. The Western World is being destroyed by the greed of the mega-thieves using a proxy war to siphon funds from the public. What else is new?

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by papasha408 | July 12, 2022 | Reply

  3. The entire 535 Club NEEDS to be disposed of and We the People should start over clean. They’re NOTHING but crooked, unproductive, career, Washington DC, political whores that are looking out for their own special interests and stuffing their pockets FULL of Our taxpayer dollars.

    Liked by 2 people

    Comment by Connie CONgress | July 13, 2022 | Reply

  4. Another Biden administration skeezer with her filthy hands in the cookie jar like ALL the others.

    BUCK!!! Foe Jiden 🖕

    Like

    Comment by Hunter B Bitin' | July 14, 2022 | Reply


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