Ukraine Update: More planes, more ammo, more money flowing to Ukraine

Ukraine Update: More planes, more ammo, more money flowing to Ukraine

It’s been a while since President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a chance to talk face-to-face. Their last get-together was when Zelenskyy came to the United States in December last year to press Republicans in Congress to stop blocking military assistance to Ukraine. 

The difference between that visit and Zelenskyy’s appearance before a joint session of Congress in 2022 was a shocking demonstration of how many Republicans had moved to support Russia instead. Another four months would pass before Biden was able to make a deal to bring Ukraine assistance in front of the House and start the arms pipeline moving again.

On Friday, Biden and Zelenskyy met in Paris, where both participated in ceremonies connected to the 80th anniversary of D-Day and the allied liberation of Europe. Thankfully, they met with American arms once again on their way to Ukraine, and Biden ready to announce a new $225 million package of ammunition, artillery rounds, and new HIMARS rockets.

However, the crucial meeting may come a week from now when Biden and Zelenskyy will be together again at the G7. That’s when European nations may decide to open the way for Ukraine to access $50 billion dollars in frozen Russian assets.

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