On Sunday, the Senate took a crucial step towards the adoption of colossal new aid to Ukraine. However, the granting of this envelope, eagerly awaited in Kyiv, risks encountering a categorical refusal from the Trumpist Republicans in the other chamber of Congress.
The bill provides in particular 60 billion for Ukraine and 14 billion for Israel against Hamas. The package also includes funds for a strategic ally of the United States, Taiwan. The date of the next vote in the upper house is not yet known, but it could be held at the beginning of the week. In the House of Representatives, where the Republicans have a narrow majority, the measure will face stiff opposition from right-wing elected officials.
Two years after the start of the Russian invasion, elected officials from the United States are unable to agree on new funds for Ukraine. The Democrats are mostly in favor while Republicans are divided between interventionist hawks and pro-Ukraine members and lieutenants of Donald Trump who are more isolationist. Eighteen Republican senators supported