Opinion | $40 Billion War Fever Grips Congress as US Escalates Ukraine War

5/13/2022 2:48:00 AM

It's time for negotiations, not arms shipments, to end the Ukraine/Russia war.

'The House did not impose any traceability or conditionality on the more than $20 billion of military aid it voted yesterday.'

It's time for negotiations, not arms shipments, to end the Ukraine/Russia war.

Cole Harrison May 12, 2022 The House of Representatives May 10 approved $40 billion of aid to Ukraine 368-57.Placeholder while article actions load A package of nearly $40 billion in additional aid for Ukraine was overwhelmingly approved by the House on Tuesday as the country battles Russia’s brutal invasion, now midway through its third month.Ukrainian economist and politician By Natalia Zinets KYIV (Reuters) - Ukraine has been forced to spend 245.J.

All Democratic representatives voted yes.The House did not impose any traceability or conditionality on the more than $20 billion of military aid it voted yesterday.S.Previously antiwar Democrats like Reps.24 invasion.Ayanna Pressley, Jim McGovern, Barbara Lee, and Pramila Jayapal, who should know better, have uncritically embraced the Administration's escalating war against Russia to the tune of $40 billion.A top U.Russia's invasion of Ukraine must be condemned.Last year some Republicans went all in on culture wars in general elections, including Glenn Youngkin, whose successful bid for governor of Virginia focused intensely on critical race theory.

But the Administration has been telegraphing for weeks that its war aims now go well beyond defending Ukraine.intelligence official is warning of a “prolonged” and “potentially escalatory” conflict as Russian President Vladimir Putin readjusts his goals to go beyond capturing the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine and consolidate control of a land bridge between Russia, Donbas and Russian-held Crimea to the south.There are 2.President Biden said that President Putin cannot remain in power.Secretary of Defense Austin said the U.She also predicted Putin could retaliate against Western economic sanctions with cybersecurity attacks and nuclear weapons exercises.S.5% by grants from foreign partners, Marchenko told Reuters in exclusive written comments.seeks to weaken Russia.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that his government had tried “all possible diplomatic tools” to rescue the soldiers but that Russia had not agreed to any plans.He constantly conjured up the specter of its loss of status in society and the erosion of its conception of American culture.

And Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that we are fighting until"victory"."We're not just at war to support the Ukrainians; we're fundamentally at war, although somewhat through a proxy, with Russia, and it's important that we win," commented Rep.C.The figure for the period since February stands at$5.Seth Moulton on Sunday.This is the war that Massachusetts House members voted to fund.Here’s what else to know A top U.The Biden Administration has not outlined a strategy for ending the war—only one for hitting back at Russia.DEBT SERVICING COMMITMENT The $8 billion in war expenses equates to more than a month of total state spending as measured by annual 2021 expenditures of 1.

Secretary of State Blinken has not met with Russian Foreign Secretary Lavrov since the Russian invasion started more than two months ago.intelligence official said that between eight and 10 Russian generals have been killed while fighting in Ukraine.There is no off ramp.There is no diplomacy.The country’s official decision on whether to join the alliance could come as soon as this week.Marchenko said Kyiv was discussing various kinds of external financial support.In fact, Ukraine and Russia were reported to be close to a diplomatic settlement in late March.Ukraine would be declared a neutral country.N.

It would not join NATO but other guarantees would be provided for its security."Currently, the Finance Ministry team is negotiating with our international partners, in particular, the G7 countries on sending their part of the SDR to support Ukraine," Marchenko said.The status of Russophone parts of Ukraine would be decided by internationally supervised referenda at a later date.The Washington Post has lifted its paywall for readers in Russia and Ukraine.There is no reason not to pursue a deal along these lines.Russia is a nuclear weapons power.The minister said Ukraine remained committed to servicing its debt regardless of the war.The danger of nuclear war has risen substantially during the Ukraine crisis, and escalations on the US side are pushing us closer to the brink.

This war must be settled at the negotiating table—not on the battlefield! The House did not impose any traceability or conditionality on the more than $20 billion of military aid it voted yesterday.Will arms go to the neo-Nazi Azov battalion and other far-right elements of the Ukrainian armed forces? Will they go to the international arms black market? Nobody knows or seems to care."Moreover, we don't even currently have reliable medium-term forecasts that would allow us to model the debt trajectory in the future.The cost to eliminate homelessness in the United States would be $20 billion, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.House Democrats dropped their goal of securing funding for COVID relief in their rush to support the US proxy war in Ukraine.They left the 93,413 Americans who contracted COVID yesterday in the lurch in their rush to war.In addition, Ukraine's central bank has provided the government with financial aid of 100 billion hryvnia ($3.

The United States has suffered far more deaths and far more cases from COVID than any other country in the world.But to Congress, war is a higher priority.Democrats have long forgotten about their goal of passing a Build Back Better program which would begin to seriously address the world's climate emergency and rampant inequality at home."We are trying to maximise commercial funding through government war bonds and the volume of assistance from our partners, and only lastly count on funding from the central bank," he said.The cost to eliminate homelessness in the United States would be $20 billion, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.Politicians must return to their senses and put war fever aside.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is terrible.5420 hryvnias) (Reporting by Natalia Zinets; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by William Maclean) Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions.So is the US/Saudi war in Yemen.So is the continuing US occupation of part of Syria.So is the US-supported oppression of the Palestinians by Israel.So are US sanctions on Cuba, Venezuela, Iran, Nicaragua, and more.

Wars rarely end with one side vanquishing the other and achieving all its aims.They end with a compromise.Our work is licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0).Feel free to republish and share widely.

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Exclusive-War forces Ukraine to divert $8.3 billion to military spending, tax revenue drops - ministerUkraine has been forced to spend 245.1 billion hryvnia ($8.3 billion) on its war with Russia instead of development, the finance minister said on Thursday, providing a glimpse into the huge economic cost of Moscow's Feb. 24 invasion. The figure, which has not been disclosed by Ukraine's government before, lays bare the economic maelstrom that Ukraine is navigating as its soldiers try to keep Russia's renewed offensive at bay in the country's east. The spending -- drawn from some funds initially budgeted for development -- went on everything from buying and repairing weapons to emergency support for internally displaced people, Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko said.

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