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Sen. Blumenthal pushes for Biden Ukraine aid package

Friday, Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal said he will promote the president’s plan at the Ukrainian National Home in Hartford.
Published: Apr. 29, 2022 at 5:54 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 29, 2022 at 7:19 AM EDT
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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - President Joe Biden urged Congress to send more than $30 billion in aid to Ukraine to help the county’s defense against Russia’s invasion.

Friday, Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal said he will promote the president’s plan at the Ukrainian National Home in Hartford.

Blumenthal said he has stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the president on this issue. He scheduled a news conference with people who have been impacted by the conflict to shine a light on the devastation and the need for help.

Thursday, Biden asked Congress for an additional $33 billion to help Ukraine’s defense. That was on top of the more than $13.5 billion already approved last month.

“This assistance will provide even more artillery, armored vehicles, anti-armor systems, anti-air capabilities that have been used so effectively thus far on the battlefield by the Ukrainian warriors,’’ Biden said during an address on Thursday. “The cost of this fight is not cheap, but caving to aggression is going to be more costly if we allow it to happen.’’

Leading Republicans signaled support.

‘’They’ve earned it. They’ve shown their will to fight stronger than the morale of the Russians,’’ said Texas Rep. Michael McCaul.

Blumenthal’s news conference is slated for 11 a.m. Friday.

President Joe Biden is urging congress to send more than $30 billion in aid to Ukraine to help defend itself against Russia’s invasion.