Ukraine aid package deal gains momentum after key US Senate vote | News of war between Russia and Ukraine

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Despite opposition from former US President Donald Trump, senators moved closer to passing a foreign aid bill.

A narrowly divided US Senate moved closer to passing a $95.34bn aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, showing undiminished bipartisanship despite mounting opposition from Republican hardliners and former US President Donald Trump.

On Sunday, the Democratic-led Senate voted 67-27 to clear the latest procedural hurdle and moved the foreign aid measure toward a final vote on travel in the coming days.

Eighteen Republicans supported the legislation after Trump, the main candidate for the Republican White House, criticized the bill on social media by saying that the foreign aid should be in the form of a loan.

Democratic President Joe Biden, who has been seeking the support for months, said Friday that Congress would be guilty of “negligence” if it does not pass the measure.

The bill includes $61bn for Ukraine, $14bn for Israel in its war against Hamas and $4.83bn to support partners in the Indo-Pacific, including Taiwan, and prevent an attack by China. It would also provide $9.15bn in humanitarian aid to civilians in Gaza and the West Bank, Ukraine and other conflict zones around the world.

It is vital for Ukraine

The money is seen as crucial by Kyiv, as it approaches the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The bill’s passage in the US Senate would send the legislation to the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, where it faces an uncertain future.

During a visit to Kyiv on Friday, a bipartisan delegation of House lawmakers pledged to do their part to pass the measure.

Senate Republicans believe a bipartisan passage would help boost support among House Republicans.

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Republicans want changes that could deal with the increase in migration across the US-Mexico border and to forget humanitarian aid provisions by limiting foreign aid to weapons and supplies.

But some Republicans who oppose further aid to Ukraine have vowed to delay consideration by forcing the Senate to adhere to a labyrinth of time-consuming parliamentary rules.

“America’s support must be maintained. And I am grateful to our American partners who recognize this. We cannot allow Russia’s war and evil to spread,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenksyy said in a statement on his social media platforms on Saturday.

“[Russian President Vladimir] Putin works only when he sees strength in front of him. Strength is required. I am grateful to everyone who helps us to increase it,” said Zelenskyy.

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