Biden to announce $1 billion in military aid to Ukraine

President Biden plans to sign legation that will send over $1 billion in military assistance to Ukraine.

The funding comes as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is set Wednesday to deliver a remote address to Congress, during which he is expected to outline a list of equipment the Ukrainians feel they need to fend off the Russian invasion.

The New York Times reports that the list is not meant to be a replacement for Ukraine’s request for MiG fighter jets from Poland, an effort that has been stalled by the U.S. amid fears that it could serve to escalate tensions between NATO and Russia.

“The intelligence community has assessed that the transfer of MiG-29s may be mistaken as escalatory and could result in significant Russian reaction that might increase the prospects of a military escalation with NATO,” Pentagon press secretary John Kirby told reporters last week. “Therefore, we also assess the MiG-29s to Ukraine to be high-risk.”

Source: Biden to announce $1 billion in military aid to Ukraine

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