Biden Calls on Congress for Swift Action on Ukraine Aid Concerns

Biden Calls on Congress for Swift Action on Ukraine Aid Concerns

Washington, The Gulf Observer: US President Joe Biden, ahead of a meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Donald Tusk at the White House, expressed dissatisfaction with the recently announced $300-million military aid package for Ukraine. According to media reports, President Biden deemed the allocation insufficient to address the escalating situation in the region.

In a press statement, President Biden outlined the emergency aid package, emphasizing that it draws from cost savings derived from previously approved Pentagon contracts. The announced package includes munitions and rounds, with the President asserting his authority to allocate these resources without seeking additional funding from Congress. Notably, he highlighted that last year, he had urged US lawmakers to approve more substantial aid for Ukraine.

Addressing the inadequacy of the current announcement, President Biden stressed the urgent need for Congress to pass a bipartisan national security bill promptly. This legislation would encompass emergency funding crucial for supporting Ukraine in its time of need.

“We must act before it is literally too late,” asserted President Biden, underscoring the gravity of the situation. He reassured Poland of the unwavering commitment of the United States to its obligations, emphasizing the crucial need for timely and comprehensive support for Ukraine.

President Duda, in response to Biden’s remarks, called upon NATO member states to increase their defense spending to 3% of their GDP. The joint appeal from the leaders reflects the growing concern over the evolving security landscape and the imperative for swift and decisive action to address the escalating crisis in the region.