Biden Administration Requests $33 Billion From Congress in Support for Ukraine

If approved, the funding request would be double the amount of $13.6 billion package that congress passed to support defense and economic aid in Ukraine.

A volunteer of the Sertse do sertsia (Heart to Heart) Charity Foundation is seen at work at a warehouse, wherefrom humanitarian assistance is sent to the places affected by the Russian invasion on the daily basis, Uzhhorod, Zakarpattia Region, western Ukraine. Credit: Getty Images
A volunteer of the Sertse do sertsia (Heart to Heart) Charity Foundation is seen at work at a warehouse, wherefrom humanitarian assistance is sent to the places affected by the Russian invasion on the daily basis, Uzhhorod, Zakarpattia Region, western Ukraine. Credit: Getty Images

The Biden administration has requested $33 billion in aid for Ukraine just over two months after the country was invaded by Russia. The funding would go toward supporting more on-the-ground military and humanitarian aid.

Alongside financial backing to help put more weapons of defense into the hands of the Ukrainian military, Biden also requested that the U.S. ramp up its efforts to strengthen European security and NATO allies in the region. During his White House address, Biden said, “The cost of this fight is not cheap, but caving to aggression is going to be more costly if we let it happen. We either back the Ukrainian people as they defend their country, or we stand by as the Russians continue their atrocities and aggressions in Ukraine.”

If approved, the funding request would be double the amount of $13.6 billion package that congress passed to support defense and economic aid in Ukraine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has since vowed“lightning fast”retaliation to any country that intervenes in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.