Joe biden and president volodymyr zelensky of ukraine met on wednesday to discuss us support for ukraine in its war with russia. during the meeting, president biden confirmed a new package of more than $2bn (â£1.7bn) in assistance for ukraine and promised another $45bn. mr zelensky expressed hope that congress would pass the extra $45bn in aid to ukraine to “help us to defend our values, values and independence”. the package of security assistance announced by washington includes a new patriot missile system.
Meeting between president biden and president zelensky took place on wednesday. the us has committed $50bn (â£41bn) of humanitarian, financial and security assistance to ukraine, far more than any other country. the un has recorded 7.8 million people as refugees from ukraine across europe, including russia.
Biden has promised a new package of more than $2bn in assistance for ukraine, and the package of security assistance announced by washington includes a new patriot missile system. the us military estimates that at least 100,000 russian and 100,000 ukrainian soldiers have been killed or injured, along with some 40,000 civilian deaths since russia invaded ukraine on 24 february. the us support for ukraine is intended to help protect its cities from missiles and drones that russia has fired at critical facilities, as well as to provide humanitarian, financial and security assistance.