White House asks Congress for $6.4 billion for Ukraine crisis

WASHINGTON - The White House asked Congress on Friday to approve $6.4 billion in aid to address the humanitarian

and security crisis in Ukraine after Russia invaded the country this week, Biden administration and congressional aides said

"In a recent conversation with lawmakers, the administration identified the need for additional U.S. humanitarian, security

and economic assistance to Ukraine and Central European partners due to Russia's unprovoked and unjustified invasion,

an official from the White House Office of Management and Budget said.

The request included $2.9 billion in security and humanitarian assistance and $3.5 billion for the Department of Defense

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