Latest Foreign aid News

Ukraine's Zelenskyy says foreign aid delays are making life 'very difficult' on the front line

Feb. 20, 2024 16:10 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Delays in weapons deliveries from Western allies to Ukraine are opening a door for Russian battlefield advances, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says, making the fight “very difficult” along parts of the front line where the Kremlin’s forces captured a strategic...

Biden wants people to know most of the money he's seeking for Ukraine would be spent in the US

Feb. 20, 2024 10:09 AM EST

MESQUITE, Texas (AP) — At a bustling construction site outside of Dallas, there are hopes that Congress can finally pass nearly $95 billion in foreign aid including funding for Ukraine — because factory jobs in the United States depend on that money. Aerospace and defense company...

Why is Japan hosting a conference for Ukraine reconstruction when it's still at war? AP explains.

Feb. 19, 2024 02:01 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is hosting a conference for Japanese and Ukrainian officials to discuss reconstruction of Ukraine just ahead of the two-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion, while the U.S. and other Western countries are still focusing on military aid for the battlefield. Hundreds of senior...

US aid to Ukraine hinges on House Speaker Johnson. His leadership is being tested by the far right

Feb. 17, 2024 18:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke with congressional leaders in Washington late last year he told them privately what is now public: With U.S. weapons, they could win the war against Russia, but without them Russian President Vladimir Putin would be victorious. ...

Ukraine's Zelenskyy in Paris signed security agreement with France after similar deal with Germany

Feb. 16, 2024 17:45 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Friday signed a 10-year bilateral security agreement with France hours after he officialized a similar one with Germany. The agreements send a strong signal of long-term backing as Kyiv works to shore up Western support nearly two years...

GOP Speaker Johnson says House won't be 'rushed' to approve aid for Ukraine as $95B package stalls

Feb. 14, 2024 17:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Speaker Mike Johnson said Wednesday the U.S. House will not feel “rushed” to pass the $95.3 billion foreign aid package for Ukraine, Israel and other allies, signaling a further stall over sending military hardware and munitions Kyiv badly needs to fight Russia. ...

A day after his latest hospital release, Austin presses for urgent military aid for Ukraine

Feb. 14, 2024 10:50 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after his latest hospital stay for health issues following treatment for prostate cancer, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin hosted a virtual session on Ukraine to help resource urgently needed ammunition and artillery for Kyiv as it faces shortages in its now almost two-year...

What's inside the Senate's $95 billion bill to aid Ukraine and Israel and counter China

Feb. 13, 2024 08:40 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate early Tuesday passed an emergency spending package that would provide military aid to Ukraine and Israel; replenish U.S. weapons systems; and provide food, water, and other humanitarian aid to civilians in Gaza. The Senate jettisoned from the package a...

Foreign aid drops sharply as Taliban abuses jeopardize the Afghan health system, group says

Feb. 12, 2024 08:56 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Human Rights Watch said Monday that Afghanistan’s public health system has been hit hard following a sharp reduction in foreign assistance, coupled with serious Taliban abuses against women and girls, jeopardizing the right to healthcare of millions of Afghans. ...

Trump says he once told a NATO ally to pay its share or he'd 'encourage' Russia to do what it wanted

Feb. 11, 2024 12:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump said that, as president, he warned NATO allies that he “would encourage” Russia “to do whatever the hell they want” to countries that are “delinquent” as the front-runner for the Republican nomination ramped up his attacks on foreign aid and long-standing...