Biden looks to Congress and oligarchs for more cash to help Ukraine

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Reuters

By Trevor Hunnicutt WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden will ask Congress on Thursday for new funds to support Ukraine’s military as well as new legal tools to tighten sanctions and siphon assets from Russian oligarchs. Biden is expected to ask for significant sums from Congress to help Ukraine confront the Russian invasion as well as new legal authorities to seize money from Russian oligarchs to pay for the war effort. U.S. officials will seek the full amount they expect to need through September, the end of the fiscal year, to support Ukraine’s military operations as well as huma…

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