Biden Promises Ukraine $500M More in Direct Aid (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
AAMER MADHANI and NOMAAN MERCHANT Wednesday, 30 March 2022 01:19 PM
President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced that the U.S. will dispatch another $500 million in direct aid to Ukraine, the latest burst to Kyiv as the Russian invasion grinds on.
The White House in a statement said Biden told Zelenskyy during a 55 minute call on the latest developments in the war that the aid was on its way.
The U.S. Congress earlier this month approved spending up to $13.6 billion in humanitarian and military assistance for Ukraine. The Biden administration had already dispatched $2 billion of that total before Wednesday's announcement.