New US aid will give Ukraine a break, but it is not enough for  major offensive – Bloomberg
Illustrative photo: 71st Separate Jaeger Brigade

The United States' approval of more than $60 billion in aid to Ukraine will give the Defense Forces a break and help slow the advance of the occupiers. However, additional help is needed for a new Ukrainian offensive, reported Bloomberg with reference to Mykola Bielieskov, a researcher at the Kyiv-based National Institute for Strategic Studies.

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In his opinion, the aid package from the US will enable the Armed Forces of Ukraine to conduct "effective defense" and minimize losses.

It is also important, as noted by a researcher at the National Institute for Strategic Studies, how quickly American aid will reach the front line. During the six-month delay, the Ukrainian army faced an acute shortage of ammunition.

But for its own advancement, Ukraine needs additional help, which in the case of the USA is a difficult prospect due to the resistance of Republicans in Congress, Bielieskov said.

"The question is whether there will be aid and in what volume in 2025 and beyond — as Putin’s strategy is to wait it out," he said.

On April 20, 2024, the US House of Representatives approved aid to Ukraine by 311 votes.

$60.84 billion will be allocated for Ukraine. Of these, $23.2 billion will be used to replenish American weapons, stocks, and facilities.

President Joe Biden promises to sign the law "immediately" as soon as the document is approved by lawmakers.