On Sunday, the US Senate made a crucial move towards adopting a massive new aid package for Ukraine. However, the granting of this funding could face a categorical refusal from Trumpist Republicans in the other chamber of Congress.
In a narrowly divided vote, the Senate voted in favor of putting the bill presented by President Joe Biden to a vote, with 67 votes in favor and 27 against. The package includes $60 billion for Ukraine and $14 billion for Israel against Hamas, as well as funds for Taiwan, a strategic ally of the United States. The date of the next vote in the upper house is not yet known, but it could be held at the beginning of the week. In the House of Representatives, where Republicans have a narrow majority, opposition from right-wing elected officials is expected.
Two years after the start of Russia’s invasion on Ukraine, elected officials from the United States are unable to agree on how to validate new funds for their ally. Democrats are largely in favor while Republicans are divided between interventionist hawks and Trump loyalists who are more isolationist.
Despite facing opposition from some Republican senators and President Donald Trump’s hostility towards Ukraine aid packages, eighteen Republican Senators supported this bill on Sunday. “Today, it is no exaggeration to say that