Durbin Statement On Senate-Passed Supplemental Aid For Ukraine

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Co-Chair of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, today released the following statement after the Senate passed an emergency funding package to assist Ukraine following Russia’s unjustified and unprovoked war. The legislation provides funding for military and humanitarian aid, public health and medical support for Ukrainian refugees, and emergency food aid around the world.

“The $40 billion in emergency aid will help Ukraine withstand the next brutal phase of this war by providing military and humanitarian assistance, and prevent Putin from spreading his malevolent war into other nations. By passing this necessary aid, we are sending a message to the Ukrainian people: the United States Congress stands with you.”