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Johnson promised to put aid to Ukraine to a vote

Mar 31, 2024

US House Speaker Mike Johnson has promised to put the issue of funding for Ukraine to a vote. This will happen after Congress returns from Easter vacation.


This was stated by Mike Turner, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, RBC-Ukraine reports citing ABC News.

"The speaker has made very clear statements that when we return, this will be the next major issue on the agenda. After we just passed all the bills that fund the federal government, I believe it will have overwhelming support in Congress and we will put a bill on the president's desk," Turner said on Face the Nation.

The congressman noted that Speaker Johnson has made it clear that he supports Ukraine, both directly to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and publicly.

"He has made these statements publicly, as well as to the NATO Secretary General," the head of the Intelligence Committee added.

The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to return from Easter recess on April 9. Turner expressed hope that the US Congress will be able to approve assistance to Ukraine before the House of Representatives goes on recess again on April 22.

"Of course, that is my hope. President Zelensky made it clear to Speaker Johnson that we are at a critical point. The CIA Director and the Secretary of Defense have all made it clear that we are at a critical juncture that is beginning to affect not only the morale of the Ukrainians who are fighting but also their ability to fight. Putin knows this. We cannot let Putin win," he emphasized.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 01/04/2024

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