The call between the leaders of the U.S. and Ukraine lasted from approximately 11:08 a.m. per 12:03 p.m. EST, and afterward both parties revealed what was discussed.
Biden informed Zelenskyy “that the United States intends to provide the Ukrainian government with $ 500 million in direct budgetary aid,” secondo la Casa Bianca.
The White House later clarified to Fox News that the $ 500 million was new funding. It comes in addition to the $ 800 million in security assistance announced by the White House on March 16, which brought the total committed to Ukraine in that past week alone to $ 1 miliardi. Da mercoledì, gli Stati Uniti. has now allocated a total of $ 2.5 billion in funding for Ukraine since Russia’s Feb. 24 invasione.