Biden revives World War II arms laws for Ukraine – RT World News

The 2022 Land-Lease Act will allow the White House to send unlimited arms to Ukraine.

President Joe Biden on Monday signed into law the 2022 Land-Lease Act. The law, previously used to supply arms to Allies during World War II, would accelerate American arms shipments to Ukraine and was warmly welcomed in Kiev.

At the signing of the law in the White House, Biden pledged to continue providing arms to Ukrainians. “In the fight to defend their country and democracy.” He added that “The cost of fighting is not cheap but inclining towards aggression is more expensive.”

The law, which was passed by Congress in the House by 417-10 votes last month and has no dissent in the Senate, suspends restrictions on arms and other military supplies that Biden can send to Ukraine or “Other Eastern European countries,” It does, however, stipulate that Kiev will have to pay for what it receives next.

The arms shipments under the law differ from the যুক্তরাষ্ট্র 4 billion the United States has already sent to Ukraine since the start of Russia’s military operation in February and the সম্প্রতি 33 billion that the president recently gave to Congress for approval. .

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The original lease was formulated by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in March 1941 – nine months before the United States entered World War II – and in September 1945 it amounted to .1 50.1 billion (80 980 billion in 2022). Although allies, including the Soviet Union, were supposed to pay for the aid, the United States leased the base to its military.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky recently demanded মার্কিন 7 billion a month from the United States and the EU, considering Kiev’s ability to repay US debt is currently in question.

Biden, who chose May 9 to sign the WWII-era law, was probably intentional, given that the date is celebrated annually as the annual “Victory Day” in Russia and several former Soviet countries, commemorating the defeat of fascism at the end of World War II. War.

At the signing ceremony on Monday, Biden mentioned the defeat of Nazi Germany, but did not mention Victory Day. Instead, he noted that the European Coal and Steel Community, which would expand to the European Union, was formed on May 9, 1950.

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Kyiv welcomes the signing of the law with Zelensky Announcement It’s a “Historic steps” Which will help Ukraine and the United States “Win together again … like 77 years ago.” Although Zelensky mentions WWII in his statement, modern country history books often refer to it as the “German-Soviet war” and Nazi allies like Stepan Bandera are now Ukraine’s national heroes.

Earlier Monday, Zelensky marked Victory Day by posting a photo of a Ukrainian soldier wearing the SS Waffen SS logo on his social media accounts before deleting the photo.

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