On Sunday, the US Senate made a crucial step towards adopting massive new aid to Ukraine. However, the approval of this package risks being blocked by a categorical refusal from Trumpist Republicans in Congress. The Senate voted 67-27 in favor of putting the bill presented by the Biden administration to a vote. The package includes $60 billion for Ukraine and $14 billion for Israel against Hamas, as well as funds for a strategic ally of the United States, Taiwan. While the next vote date in the upper house is not yet known, it could be held at the beginning of the week. In the House of Representatives, where Republicans have a narrow majority, the measure will face stiff opposition from right-wing elected officials.
Two years after Russia’s invasion began, US officials are unable to agree on new funding for Ukraine. Democrats are mostly in favor while Republicans are divided between interventionist hawks and pro-Trump lieutenants who are more isolationist. Despite their differences, 18 Republican senators supported the bill on Sunday. “Today, it is no exaggeration to say that the eyes of the world are on the American Senate,” said Mitch McConnell, Republican leader in