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Ukraine updates: Kremlin hopes US Congress will block aid

The Kremlin said it hoped the US Congress would continue to block requests for emergency aid for Ukraine. Meanwhile, Russia said it arrested a Belarusian for allegedly placing explosives on a railroad.


Ukraine updates: Kremlin hopes US Congress will block aid
Ukraine updates: Kremlin hopes US Congress will block aid

The Kremlin said it hoped US lawmakers would continue to block White House requests for emergency aid for Ukraine amid an internal feud in Washington over immigration reforms.


"It is to be hoped that there remain enough people with sober minds among American congressmen," Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters.


Republican senators earlier blocked $106 billion (€98 billion) in emergency aid primarily for Ukraine and Israel, as conservatives balked at the exclusion of immigration reforms they had demanded as part of the package.


Peskov accused the White House of attempting to "groom American senators" and trying to "scorch the money of American citizens in the furnace of the Ukrainian war."


The Kremlin has said the end of US weapons deliveries for Ukraine is a prerequisite for peace talks. Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed that Ukraine's military would collapse after a week without Western backing.


US President Joe Biden has led the global coalition backing Kyiv, but support has been waning among Republicans in Congress. His administration has warned that it will run out of money for more Ukraine aid in weeks unless lawmakers act.


Source: Dw

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