Ukraine aid

Ukrainian MPs visit Columbus to drum up support for continued war aid

BY: - December 6, 2023

Last week, members of Ukraine’s parliament fanned out across the U.S. to meet with state officials on their home turf. They’re doing whatever they can to build support for continued aid, as funding dwindles. In Columbus, Ukrainian members of parliament Yehor Cherniev and Lesia Zaburanna visited the Ohio Statehouse as part of that effort. A […]

Air Force airmen load munitions for a guided multiple launch rocket system onto a Boeing 767 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Aug. 11, 2022. The cargo was part of a security assistance package for Ukraine. The White House is asking Congress to approve additional Ukraine aid. (DOD Photo by Air Force Senior Airman Matt Porter)

White House points to defense spending in states in new plea for Ukraine aid

BY: - December 5, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is warning Congress that without more funding for Ukraine, the United States will no longer be able to provide that country with military assistance — and emphasizing the multiple states from Arkansas to Michigan to Pennsylvania where businesses already have benefited from earlier aid. Cutting off U.S. funding would not […]

While Congress waffles, Ohio grassroots organizations support Ukraine however they can

BY: - November 22, 2023

In a black double-breasted suit and paisley tie, Taras Mahlay looks a bit out of place driving a forklift through a Cleveland warehouse. He got dressed up because the Ukrainian ambassador was in town Friday with former U.S. Senator Rob Portman for an event at the City Club of Cleveland. Mahlay needed to get a […]

U.S. Sen. J.D. Vance calls for separate consideration of Israel aid package

BY: - October 30, 2023

A week ago, Republican Ohio U.S. Sen. J.D. Vance began pushing his colleagues to separate funding for Israel and Ukraine. Now he and handful of other Republicans have filed standalone legislation providing $14.3 billion in aid for Israel. President Biden is asking for the same amount as part of a broader aid package. In a […]

White House unveils $2B in weapons for Ukraine on one-year anniversary of Russian invasion

BY: - February 27, 2023

WASHINGTON — On the one-year anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Biden administration last week announced an additional $2 billion in weapons and a host of new sanctions targeting Russia’s key industries and government officials. The Friday announcement came on the heels of President Joe Biden’s historic and surprise visit to Ukraine’s capital […]

As Ukraine War nears first anniversary, those sheltering in Ohio search for home

BY: - February 6, 2023

In the mornings, Oksana Donobros walks through the gift shop at the Ukrainian Museum-Archives in Cleveland, checking inventory and boxing up orders that came in overnight. In the evening her sons try to keep up with schoolwork here as well as homework from their classes in Sumy. Oksana is eager to get home. They’ve already […]

Ohio Republican U.S. Sen. J.D. Vance marks first month in office with continued Ukraine skepticism

BY: - February 3, 2023

Since taking office a month ago, U.S. Sen. J.D. Vance has underscored his skepticism for offering military support to Ukraine. It’s an issue that set him apart from politicians in Ohio and around the country but didn’t keep him from securing the GOP nomination or the general election. Just days before Russia’s invasion, Vance declared, […]

Ohio Gov. DeWine discusses Ukraine with federal, community leaders in Parma

BY: - January 25, 2023

PARMA – In Parma Tuesday, Gov. Mike DeWine met with federal officials and Ukrainian refugees to discuss the challenges new arrivals face. The war in Ukraine prompting an exodus to friendly countries is nearing its first anniversary. DeWine sat at the head of a table in a conference room above a Ukrainian Village credit union. […]

Congress reaches deal on massive spending package with billions for Ukraine

BY: - March 10, 2022

WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans forged agreement early Wednesday on a spending package that will fund the government for the next eight months, as well as provide billions in emergency funding for the war in Ukraine. The announcement means Congress should be able to avert a government shutdown when a spending patch expires at midnight […]

U.S. government shutdown days away as Congress struggles on Ukraine aid, COVID-19 relief

BY: - March 8, 2022

WASHINGTON — With just five days left before government funding expires, Democrats and Republicans are trying to reach agreement on $1.5 trillion in federal spending as well as billions more in assistance to Ukraine and COVID-19 relief. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer wrote Monday morning that Democrats made “​​a reasonable global offer to Republicans” […]