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Amid fears of a possible attack on Ukraine, the Biden administration has sentto Ukraine as part of a security and military aid package that could be announced as early as Friday.reportedly set aside $800 million to send. domestic nuclear facilities.
President Joe Biden authorizes funds through the Presidential Withdrawal Authority, the President's authority to reallocate defense articles abroad from the Department of Defense in times of crisis. was made. Reuters reports that Biden has used it in the past to help Ukraine.
According to Reuters, citing "three of his sources familiar with the matter," the total amount of the aid package is subject to change before a final decision.
August 16, 2022, White, Washington, DC House. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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"Through this process, the United States will provide significant military assistance to Ukraine to defend itself against Russia's gratuitous and brutal aggression, which amounts to an internationally condemned war crime. ,” the State Department said in a press release last month.
The aid does not require congressional approval and can be sent within days or hours after Biden approves the action, the State Department has previously said.
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Congress has steadily increased the drawdown cap from $100 million in recent years to $11 billion.