Crucial $60.8bn Ukraine aid package approved by US House of Representatives after months of deadlock

The US House of Representatives has approved sending $60.8bn (£49bn) in foreign aid to Ukraine.
Democrats and Republicans joined together after months of deadlock over renewed American support to help Ukraine fend off Russia’s invasion.

US President Joe Biden first requested the funding in October, as Ukraine’s military supplies began to dwindle.
In February, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged Congress to pass the funding, saying if it did not “it will leave me wondering what world we are living in”.

The House also approved an aid bill containing several foreign policy proposals, including a threat to ban Chinese-owned social media app TikTok.

It will vote on two other bills, including funds for Israel and security assistance for Taiwan and allies in the Indo-Pacific.

Once approved, the package will go to the US Senate, where it is likely to be passed on Tuesday. Mr Biden has then promised to sign it immediately.
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