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Kyiv claims to be working with US for new funds as Congress drops aid to Ukraine

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Ukraine stated Sunday it was working with Washington to make sure new wartime help, after US lawmakers dropped extra funding for Kyiv in a last-minute deal to keep away from a authorities shutdown.

The Eleventh-hour funding invoice handed by Congress on Saturday will hold US federal businesses working for one more 45 days, however overlooked new help to Ukraine amid opposition from some hardline Republicans.

“The Ukrainian government is now actively working with its American partners to ensure that the new US budget decision, which will be developed over the next 45 days, includes new funds to help Ukraine,” Ukrainian overseas ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolenko stated.

“The situation with the US temporary budget will not stop the flow of aid to Ukraine, which was announced earlier,” he stated.

Kyiv has relied closely on Western assist since Russia invaded final 12 months.

The US has been the nation’s largest monetary backer, offering it with over $40 billion in navy help.

However the problem of funding for Ukraine has grow to be more and more politicised in Washington, the place some Republican lawmakers have pushed for deep spending cuts.

Ukraine held a weapons discussion board this week to draw extra producers to construct arms in Ukraine, amid issues arms assist from its Western allies might waver.

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