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Biden’s $40 billion emergency spending request gives $13 billion more in military aid to Ukraine

Posted on AllSides August 10th, 2023
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President Biden asked Congress on Thursday for $40 billion in emergency spending through the end of this year, including $24 billion more for Ukraine — funding that would sidestep recently enacted budget caps and set up a clash with Republicans over more aid for Kyiv’s war against Russia.

The proposed Ukraine aid includes $13.1 billion for military assistance and replenishing Defense Department stockpiles depleted by the war effort. There is also $200 million to counter the “destabilizing” impact of the Wagner Group, whose thousands of mercenaries have been a key...

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