Biden has asked for a massive $ 33 billion grant from Congress to Ukraine


Biden has asked for a massive $ 33 billion grant from Congress to Ukraine

The U.S. president also called for new legal instruments to be developed to “drain” assets belonging to Russian oligarchs.

US President Joe Biden has asked for significant $ 33 billion in support for Ukraine from the US Congress on Thursday, Reuters news agency.

Under the aid

The president’s proposal would give lawmakers additional capabilities to allow the government to seize even more funds from Russian oligarchs and give their money to Ukraine, as well as additional sanctions to circumvent sanctions, the White House said.

As part of this, it would allow the Department of Justice to prosecute people who circumvent sanctions, using a law designed to fight organized crime once used against the mafia. In order to give more time to the prosecution, Biden wants to increase the statute of limitations on money laundering cases from five to ten years. The president also wants to make it a criminal offense for someone to have funds that are known to come from corrupt deals with Russia.

The United States has so far provided more than $ 3 billion in military aid to Ukraine.

The U.S. government says its U.S. and European allies have so far frozen about $ 30 billion worth of assets belonging to wealthy individuals linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin, including yachts, helicopters, real estate and art objects.


Source: Népszava by nepszava.hu.

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