Ukraine has received € 4.5 b in aid

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Officials in Israel are reportedly preparing to send more military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine…reports Asian Lite News

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has said Ukraine has received € 4.5 billion (about $4.73 billion) in financial international aid since the start of the conflict with Russia, the government press service said.

Over the past week, Ukraine received $500 million in grant funds from the World Bank, Shmyhal added on Tuesday.

“We are especially grateful for such support. This helps us to maintain all social benefits in full, as well as to open new assistance programs,” he said.

He informed that the government had launched a platform that would help raise funds for the country’s post-conflict recovery.

Biden’s big push

US President Joe Biden pressed Congress to pass his massive $33 billion Ukraine aid package during a visited to a Lockheed Martin plant in Troy, Alabama that manufactures Javelin anti-tank missiles.

“We built the weapons and equipment that help defend freedom and sovereignty in Europe years ago,” Biden said, referring to America’s industrial effort during the Second World War. “That’s true again today.”

Meanwhile, Israel is reportedly planning to increase its own military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine, amid pressure from western allies and a rapidly deteriorating relationship between Moscow and Jerusalem.

Among the military items being considered are “defensive systems that protect troops on the ground, personal combat gear and warning systems,” according to the leading Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

Officials in Israel are reportedly preparing to send more military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

Among the items being considered are “defensive systems that protect troops on the ground, personal combat gear and warning systems,” according to the leading Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

The discussions come as Israel faces growing pressure from the U.S. and the European Union to take a firmer stance on Russia’s brutal invasion, which is now in its third month.

Notably, the talks also coincide with the rapid deterioration in recent days of Israel’s diplomatic relations with Russia.

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