White House says it’s almost out of money to help Ukraine
White House budget director Shalanda Young has warned Kyiv needs US funding to fight Russia. Photo: Getty
The United States is running out of time and money to help Ukraine fight its war with Russia, White House budget director Shalanda Young has warned in a letter to Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson and other congressional leaders.
President Joe Biden’s administration in October asked Congress for almost $US106 billion ($159 billion) to fund ambitious plans for Ukraine, Israel and US border security.
Republicans control the House of Representatives with a slim majority, and funding for Ukraine has become politically controversial with some right-leaning lawmakers.
Young said in a letter released by the White House that cutting off funding and a flow of weapons to Ukraine would increase the likelihood of Russian victories.
“I want to be clear: without congressional action, by the end of the year we will run out of resources to procure more weapons and equipment for Ukraine and to provide equipment from US military stocks,” she wrote.
“There is no magical pot of funding available to meet this moment.
“We are out of money – and nearly out of time.”