The Senate earlier called for the allocation of at least $ 10 billion to eliminate the consequences of the events in Ukraine.

The U.S. President Joe Biden has issued a memorandum authorizing Secretary of State Antony Blinken to provide Ukraine with immediate military assistance. The corresponding document was published by the White House.

“I hereby delegate the following powers to the Secretary of State <…> in order to provide immediate military assistance to Ukraine: powers <…> determine whether it is important for the security interests of the United States to provide assistance in the amount of up to $ 250 million <…>, the authority <…> to direct funds totaling up to $ 350 million in the form of defense products and services of the Ministry of Defense, as well as military education and training,” the document says.

As Bloomberg reported earlier, the U.S. administration requested an additional $6.4 billion from Congress to provide assistance to Ukraine and a number of other countries, as well as for the needs of the Pentagon. It is assumed that $2.9 billion of this amount will be used to provide humanitarian assistance to Ukraine, as well as to assist Kyiv in the field of security, the authorities of the Baltic countries, Poland, and a number of other states. The funds are intended to stabilize the economic situation and purchase food. According to the plan, $ 3.5 billion will be allocated for the needs of the Pentagon in connection with the events in Ukraine.

Earlier on Friday, Democratic Senator Chris Coons (from Delaware) called for the allocation of at least $ 10 billion to eliminate the consequences of the events in Ukraine.