U.S. pledges Ukraine support

U.S. pledges Ukraine support
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Islam News – The U.S. is giving Ukraine $53 million for equipment to repair its battered electricity grid after weeks of Russian aerial strikes. And NATO’s secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, reaffirmed its longstanding commitment that Ukraine would one day join the alliance.

Antony Blinken, the U.S. secretary of state, made the aid pledge yesterday on the sidelines of a two-day conclave of NATO foreign ministers. The aid is in addition to the $55 million in energy sector support that the U.S. has already promised Ukraine.

A senior official said the U.S. hopes the aid will also spur more donations from other nations, as a harsh winter looms. The Americans are aiming to assemble a working group to help Ukraine protect and repair its infrastructure as Russian strikes deprive millions of residents of power and water.

Allies: NATO countries have so far provided some $40 billion in weaponry to Ukraine, about the size of France’s annual defense budget. Over the weekend, the E.U. announced that it was preparing to deliver 200 transformers and 40 heavy generators.

Economy: The war has become the greatest economic challenge of President Biden’s tenure.

Deaths: Villagers near Kherson unearthed the bodies of six men, who appear to have been killed execution-style, evidence of possible Russian war crimes.

Source: The New York Times

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