Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - International Service: The White House's proposal to provide aid worth 60 billion dollars to Ukraine failed in the Senate and could not get the 60 votes needed for approval.
According to the voting in the Senate, the proposal for emergency aid to Kyiv was met with 49 votes in favor against 51 votes against.
According to what the Hill news site reports, "Bernie Sanders", an independent American senator who basically votes with the Democrats, this time joined the Republicans who are against this plan. Also, "Chuck Schumer", the majority leader of the US Senate, voted against this proposal.
In October, the White House requested $105 billion in emergency aid, which it planned to combine with aid to Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan and funding for border security in order to convince Republicans and pressure them to vote yes.
Previously, US President Joe Biden asked the Senate to approve this proposed plan, while accusing the Republicans of planning to "literally put Ukraine on its knees on the battlefield and jeopardize our national security in In this regard, they will be harmed."
On Monday, Shalanda Young, the White House budget director, wrote in a letter to the leaders of the US Senate and representatives, which she also made public, that the United States of America will exhaust its budget for sending weapons and aid to Ukraine by the end of this year. .
He added: "We don't have money and time is almost running out." We no longer have the money to support Ukraine in this fight. This is not next year's problem. The time to help democratic Ukraine fight against Russia is now. "It's time for Congress to take action."
Since the beginning of Russian military operations in Ukraine (February 24, 2022), the West has sent extensive financial aid and military equipment to Ukraine. In the meantime, America is one of the biggest supporters of Kyiv by sending more than 100 billion dollars in aid.
US President Joe Biden had previously warned: "Don't make a mistake; Today's vote will be remembered for a long time. "History will judge harshly... We cannot allow Putin (Russian President) to win."