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The U.S. Senate voted to resurrect the lend-lease program that enabled America to ship weapons to Britain and different allies in World Struggle II, with a purpose to bolster Ukraine’s effort in opposition to the Russian invaders.
The Ukraine Democracy Protection Lend-Lease Act of 2022, S.3522, handed the Senate by voice vote late Wednesday. The invoice goals “to provide enhanced authority for the President to enter into agreements with the Government of Ukraine to lend or lease defense articles to that Government to protect civilian populations in Ukraine from Russian military invasion.”
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Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s minister of international affairs, said that he’s “grateful to the U.S. Senate for passing the Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act.” He known as it an “important first step towards a lend-lease program to expedite the delivery of military equipment to Ukraine. Looking forward to its swift passage in the House and signing by the U.S. President.”
The U.S. used the lend-lease program within the early years of World Struggle II with a purpose to assist Britain defend itself in opposition to the Nazis with out formally declaring warfare or coming into the battle. This new measure echoes that steadiness.
President Biden has repeatedly insisted that, whereas the U.S. has imposed sanctions on Russia, the White Home intends to keep away from coming into a direct battle with Moscow.