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US approves aid package for Ukraine, UK warns Russia to ‘dominate’ the Black Sea

White House officials said that an aid package worth $ 39.8 billion for Ukraine was approved by the US House of Representatives on the night of May 10 (local time).

“The United States House of Representatives took an important step today to send a clear message to Ukraine, to Russia, and to the rest of the world that the United States stands with the Ukrainian people as they defend democracy against the uprising. Russian attack,” White House Secretary Jen Psaki said.

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White House Secretary Jen Psaki on May 10: Photo: White House/ Youtube

“We thank the leadership of the US House of Representatives and members of the Appropriations Committee for completing this work, and appreciate the strong bipartisan support for President Joe’s proposal. Biden aims to provide much-needed security, economic, humanitarian and food assistance to Ukraine,” added Psaki.

“Additional resources, including this aid package, will allow us to send more weapons, such as artillery, armored vehicles and ammunition, to Ukraine,” he said.

Meanwhile, US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared that the aid package is a matter of US national security, as the Ukrainian people “are fighting for their democracy, and they do the same. because we”.

“This emergency aid package includes military assistance, support for Ukraine’s economy and humanitarian assistance for food security to address the global hunger crisis because of the Russian military campaign.” , Ms. Pelosi wrote on Twitter early this morning (May 11).

Earlier on April 28, US President Joe Biden asked Congress for an additional 33 billion USD in aid to Ukraine, to help the country in the face of Russian attacks. The aid will include $20 billion in military assistance, $8.5 billion in economic aid to keep the Ukrainian government functioning, and more than $3 billion for humanitarian aid operations.

UK warns Russia can ‘dominate’ the northwest Black Sea

According to the British Ministry of Defense, the Russian military can dominate the northwestern waters of the Black Sea if it strengthens its defenses on Snake Island.

“Fighting continues on Zmiinyi Island, also known as Snake Island, with Russia continuously reinforcing its garrison there. If Russia strengthens its position on Snake Island with strategic air defenses or coastal defense cruise missiles, then it can ‘dominate’ the waters of the northwestern Black Sea,” The Guardian. quoted the statement issued by the British Ministry of Defense today (May 11).

The statement was made by British military officials in the context of the Russian Ministry of Defense on May 10 saying that the recent “thoughtless” attacks by the Ukrainian armed forces on Snake Island have suffered heavy losses. .

“Up to now, Ukraine has lost 30 drones, 10 helicopters, 4 jets, 3 ships and more than 50 soldiers after the attempt to raid Snake Island failed,” RT news agency quoted. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said.

Ukraine says Russia resumes attacks on Azovstal

“The Russian armed forces resumed military operations on May 11, aiming to capture the Azovstal steel plant in the port city of Mariupol, where hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers have been stationed for weeks. They tried to cross a bridge, which was supposed to be the route for the evacuation of civilians, and failed,” Mariupol mayor advisor Petro Andriushchenko told Al Jazeera news agency.

Currently, Al Jazeera and many other media outlets have not been able to verify Andriushchenko’s statement.

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