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PM Shmyhal: Both US Parties Support $61 Billion Aid Package for Ukraine

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal concluded his visit to the United States with confirmation of support for the proposed military aid package to Ukraine from both Democrats and Republicans in Congress.

Following months of delays, House Speaker Mike Johnson introduced on April 17 the $61 billion aid package for Ukraine, comprising military assistance and economic support, scheduled for a vote on April 20th.

During his trip to Washington on April 17, Shmyhal engaged in discussions with U.S. business leaders and government officials regarding ongoing American aid to Ukraine. On April 18, he met with congressional leaders to deliberate on the $61 billion aid bill awaiting a vote in the House of Representatives.

Shmyhal disclosed that he held meetings with House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator Roger Wicker, and the Senate’s Ukraine Caucus to discuss the aid package.

“We have received assurances of support for the bill from both parties. We expect that this large package of assistance from the United States will be voted on in the near future,” Shmyhal stated.

Additionally, discussions were held with congressional leaders regarding a proposed bill to channel funds to Ukraine from confiscated Russian assets.

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