Donald Trump Jr, son of the 45th president of the United States, called Ukraine one of the “most corrupt countries in the world” after President Joe Biden called on Congress to pass a $33 billion aid package to the war-torn country.
Biden on Thursday proposed another $33 billion in security, economic and humanitarian assistance to help Ukraine at what he called “a very crucial moment” as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s forces moved their attack into the country’s eastern region. .
Calling on Congress to pass the package “as quickly as possible,” Biden said: “We cannot sit idly by while the Russians continue their atrocities and aggression in Ukraine.”
“Every day Ukrainians are paying with their lives for this fight, and we need to contribute weapons, funds, ammunition and economic support so that their courage and sacrifice have a purpose so that they can continue this fight and do what they are doing. ”, added the president.
According to senior officials, the proposal, which includes $20.4 billion in military aid, $8.5 billion in economic aid and $3 billion in humanitarian aid, is necessary to “enable Ukraine’s success during the next five months of this war.” “.
In response to the report, the eldest son of former President Donald Trump suggested that the US-sent fund would be “plundered by corrupt politicians.”
“Hard step. How about we use it to help Americans in need? Or maybe secure our border? Maybe get our energy sector back up and running? Education? No, instead we’ll give it to you.” to one of the most corrupt countries in the world. , where I am sure most will be looted by corrupt politicians,” she wrote on Twitter.
The Republican leader was previously ridiculed for suggesting his father should join NATO allies for high-stakes talks about the war in Ukraine.
“Sending Biden to Europe for the ‘High Stakes’ NATO talks will only further embolden our enemies. If you want to do something right send Trump,” he tweeted in March.
The new $33 billion supplemental request is intended to provide funds to enable Washington to replenish weapons stockpiles that have been withdrawn for shipment to Ukraine’s armed forces.
Biden added that the previous tranche of assistance had enabled the US and its NATO allies to facilitate “a significant flow of weapons and systems from Ukraine, including tanks, artillery and other weapons,” delivered at an “unprecedented speed.” .
Although the US has ruled out sending its forces to Ukraine to fight Russian forces, Washington and its European NATO allies have supplied weapons such as drones, Howitzer heavy artillery, Stinger anti-aircraft missiles and Javelin anti-tank missiles.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky hailed the “very important step” taken by Biden. “I am grateful to the American people and personally to President Biden for this. I hope Congress quickly approves this request for help to our state,” he said in a late-night video address.
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