Senate tells Ukraine Prime Minister he will do all he can to get Ukraine aid done

(18 Apr 2024)
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Washington DC – 18 April 2024
1. Cutaway of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister, Denys Shmyhal
2. Various of Schumer and Shmyhal talking
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Chuck Schumer, Majority Leader:
"Just say a word to you, and I want you to tell the Prime Minister the same thing I told the President Zelenskyy when I was in the meet with him about a month ago. Your cause is our cause, we want to do everything we can to help you. You are not only defending your country valiantly, you are defending the West and our values and our freedom. And we’re going to do everything we can, hopefully as soon as this weekend when the House sends us the bill to get it done here in the Senate, it’s very, very important to us."
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4. SOUNDBITE (English) Denys Shmyhal, Prime Minister of Ukraine:
"Thank you so much Leader Schumer. Thank you so much for your personal effort. Thank you so much for support of Ukraine by United States people, the United States government and Senate. Thank you so much."
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5. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Chuck Schumer, Majority Leader:
"Your people are valiant. I’ve seen them. Your president is valiant and you are. And we’re with the Ukrainian people."

STORYLINE:
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer told Ukrainian Prime Minister Thursday he will do all he can to get funding for Ukraine done.

Schumer’s meeting with Minister Deny Shmyhal comes as the House Republicans put for a package of bills that would send U.S. aid to Ukraine and Israel.

The aid package had been held up for months over Republican opposition to continuing wartime funding for Ukraine as it battles Russia.

The bulk of the $61 billion aid package for Ukraine would go to purchasing weapons and ammunitions from U.S. defense manufacturers

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