The US Senate has passed a $40 billion military and humanitarian assistance package for Ukraine, the largest aid package for the war-weary country to date.
The recent move comes after Russia said it had sent 900 Ukrainian soldiers to a former prison colony in a Russian-controlled part of Donetsk.
The $40-billion military and humanitarian assistance package for Ukraine, which was effectively passed for President Joe Biden’s final signature, provides funding for defense equipment, migration, refugee assistance, and emergency food assistance.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy praised the passage of the $40 billion security assistance package, the largest U.S. aid package for Ukraine thus far.
Zelenskyy wrote on Twitter that ”$40 billion is a significant contribution to the restoration of peace and security in Ukraine, Europe, and the world.”
Meanwhile, the war in Ukraine is likely to continue throughout the summer and possibly beyond, despite signs that parts of the country are returning to some normalcy, Ukraine’s presidential advisor, Oleksii Arestovych said, according to NBC News.