Live updates: Biden to authorize further $200M for Ukraine

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President Biden is authorizing the state department to provide additional aid to Ukraine I'm Ben Thomas with the latest the funds are part of a broader package of US support for Ukraine in the form of aid and sanctions when Russia invaded late last month secretary of state Antony Blinken noted the US had provided one billion dollars in aid to Ukraine the president is now authorizing up to two hundred million dollars more to cover weapons as well as military services education and training is your cranium seek to repel the Russian invasion Congress has approved an additional thirteen point six billion dollars in aid you know we have to cover the costs of sending troops and weapons to Eastern Europe and a slightly larger amount for refugees and economic eight Biden plans to sign that bill next week Ben Thomas Washington

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