Biden Signs $40 Million Ukraine Aid Package While Working To Rebuild Ties In South Korea, Asiason dakika haberler
President Joe Biden has signed a $40 billion package that will send military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine amid Russia’s continued attacks on the country. Biden was in Seoul on Saturday when he signed the new package that is expected to be evenly distr...
President Joe Biden has signed a $40 billion package that will send military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine amid Russia’s continued attacks on the country.
Biden was in Seoul on Saturday when he signed the new package that is expected to be evenly distributed between humanitarian and military aid.
The new package is expected to authorize a transfer of $11 billion in American weapons and other supplies from the armed forces, and $9 billion will be used to replace the military equipment America sent from its stockpiles.
Ukraine will also receive $8.8 billion to help its economies and other countries that were impacted by Russia’s invasion and $6 billion for weapons, support, and training for Ukraine’s armed forces.
Other amounts include aid in food assistance and health services for Ukraine and U.S. military intelligence and deployments. Smaller sums will be paid to various U.S. agencies.
The signing of the package comes as Biden has taken steps to mend America’s relationship with South Korea by expanding joint military exercises following a rocky relationship during the Trump administration.
On Saturday, Biden met with President Yoon Suk-yeol to discuss several topics, including direct communication with the leader of North Korea.
However, Biden noted that the U.S. offered the North its COVID-19 vaccines amid the latest outbreak but has received “no response.”
“The alliance between the Republic of Korea and the United States has never been stronger, more vibrant or, I might add, more vital,” Biden during a press conference in Seoul.
Biden also touted the importance of the continued presence of the U.S. military in South Korea. “It’s emblematic of our strength and our continuing strength and the durability of our alliance and our readiness to take on all threats,” he said.
Biden is expected to attend travel to Japan on Sunday to meet with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, as well as leaders from Australia and India.
US President Joe Biden speaks following a tour of the Samsung Electronics factory in Pyeongtaek to open his South Korea trip Photo: AFP / SAUL LOEB