Biden to announce $800M in military aid for Ukraine; Zelenskyy calls on Congress 'to do more': live updates


President Joe Biden is expected to announce Wednesday an additional $800 million in military aid for Ukraine that would bring the total U.S. support for Ukraine to more than $1 billion in just the last week.

Biden was scheduled to speak shortly after Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy gave an impassioned address to an overwhelmingly supportive U.S. Congress, pleading for more military support, a “no-fly” zone over his country and even tougher sanctions for Russia.

The $800 million will mean more than $2 billion in U.S. aid has gone to Ukraine since Biden entered office. The money has paid for an assortment of military equipment including 600 Stinger anti-aircraft systems, 2,600 Javelin anti-armor systems, nearly 40 million rounds of small arms ammunition, 200 grenade launchers and ammunition, 200 shotguns and 200 machine guns, according to the White House.


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