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"As we predicted". Ambassador to the United States comments on the Senate vote on aid to Ukraine 12/07/2023 11:08:18. Total views 276. Views today — 2.

The fact that the bill in support of Ukraine and Israel was blocked in the procedural vote in the U.S. Senate does not preclude the possibility of reintroducing the bill for a vote in the near future. Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States Oksana Markarova wrote about this on Facebook.

"As we predicted, the Senate did not support the termination of debates on the bill on the international aid package. Today, 51 senators (49 Republicans, 1 independent (B. Sanders), and 1 Democrat (Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, who voted last when the result was clear) voted against terminating the debates on the bill on the international aid package, made public the day before, which included Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan, and the countries of the Indo-Pacific region", - she wrote.

According to her, with the necessary 60 votes to start work on the bill, 49 senators voted to begin work on the bill (47 Democrats and 2 independents).

The ambassador noted that this does not preclude the possibility of reintroducing the bill for a vote in the near future.

"What does this mean for Ukraine? In all meetings, senators assured us that today's vote is not against Ukraine. That the domestic political events happening in the U.S. Congress will not affect the continuation of support for our country, which will continue thanks to bipartisan support. Therefore, we continue active work with our colleagues, and based on very productive meetings recently, we hope that even before Christmas, Congress will support a coordinated package that will include defense, budget, humanitarian, and energy assistance for Ukraine in 2024", - Markarova emphasized.

Earlier, President Joe Biden called the Republican Party's refusal to vote on aid to Ukraine "political blackmail".

As reported, the bill for a large financial aid package to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan did not pass procedural voting in the U.S. Senate.