President Joe Biden said this in a telephone conversation with Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

President Joe Biden had a telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday. The conversation lasted for almost an hour; they discussed, in particular, the negotiations between Ukraine and Russia that took place on Tuesday in Istanbul.

President Biden said that the United States intends to allocate $500 million to Ukraine in the form of direct assistance from the budget.

Biden assured Zelenskiy that the United States, together with its allies, is doing everything possible to provide military, economic and humanitarian assistance to the Ukrainian people, and is also taking measures to make Russia feel a weighty price for its brutal aggression against Ukraine.

The Presidents also discussed additional sanctions and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine, which were announced last week.

On March 24, during the NATO summit in Brussels, Biden announced the allocation of $1 billion dollars to Ukraine for humanitarian aid and the readiness of the United States to accept 100,000 refugees from Ukraine.