WATCH LIVE: President Biden address on additional aid to Ukraine
WASHINGTON (AP/WHEC) – Two administration officials say President Joe Biden will ask Congress for an additional $33 billion to help Ukraine fend off the Russian invasion.
The President is scheduled to make an address at any moment now. You can watch it live below.
The money is expected to last for five months, and would be a big boost in U.S. efforts to bolster Kyiv in an intensifying war that’s showing no signs of ending anytime soon. The proposal includes more than $20 billion in military assistance for Ukraine and for bolstering defenses in nearby countries. Biden is also seeking new powers to seize and repurpose the assets of Russian oligarchs with that country’s war against Ukraine in its ninth week.