WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) – The Biden administration is providing Ukraine more assistance as it fights against the Russian invasion.
On Thursday, President Biden announced he will request Congress pass an $800 million package for Ukraine, and that’s not all.
“In addition to bolstering Ukraine’s resistance on the battlefield, we’re also demonstrating our support for the people of Ukraine,” Biden said. “Today, the United States is announcing that we intend to provide an additional $500 million in direct economic assistance to the Ukrainian government.”
That money can be used to support communities hit hard by fighting and pay workers who are providing essential services.
According to the president, the U.S. has provided about a billion dollars worth of economic aid to Ukraine over the past two months.