When President Biden made a secret trip Monday to Ukraine marking the anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, he declared that the United States is going to back Ukraine as long as it takes.
“I thought it was critical that there not be any doubt, none whatsoever, about U.S. support for Ukraine in the war,” Biden said, standing beside Ukrainian President President Volodymr Zelenskyy.
Biden announced a half a billion dollars of additional assistance to Ukraine including the delivery of “artillery ammunition, anti-armor systems, and air surveillance radars to help protect the Ukrainian people from aerial bombardments.”
But after Congress appropriated more than $112 billion in military and economic support in the space of a single year — and with no signs of an end to the conflict — polls show a growing number of Americans feel the United States is giving Ukraine too much.
That sentiment has fueled calls for more scrutiny of how U.S. assistance is being used in a country known for its struggles with corruption.
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