Day 303: U.S. funding bill includes USD 45 Bn for Ukraine, Russia could strike during holiday time

U.S. House passes spending bill that provides USD 45 billion for emergency assistance to Ukraine, NATO allies

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Friday to pass a massive USD 1.7 trillion spending bill that would fund federal agencies and provide emergency aid for Ukraine and NATO allies.

The bill passed by a vote of 225 to 201. It now goes to President Joe Biden to be signed into law. The spending bill for fiscal year 2023 provides USD 772.5 billion for non-defense domestic programs, and USD 858 billion in defense funding. It includes roughly USD 45 billion in emergency (military, economic, and humanitarian) assistance to Ukraine and NATO allies, more than even Biden requested, and roughly USD 40 billion to respond to natural disasters.

Zelenskyi warns Russia could strike during holiday time

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi warned that Russia could intensify attacks during holiday period. 

In a nightly address the Ukrainian President said: “Please remember who is fighting against us. With the approaching holiday season, Russian terrorists may become active again. They despise Christian values and any values in general. Therefore, please heed the air raid signals, help each other and always take care of each other.”

On December 23, Russia deployed to the Black Sea a warship capable of firing cruise missiles Kalibr. The last time the warship was in the sea was on December 16, when Russia carried out a major missile attack across Ukraine. The Kalibr missiles fired from the Black Sea were among the weapons used in the attack.

Russia could launch another massive missile strike on Ukraine on December 22 or December 23, a Ukrainian intelligence source told Ukrainska Pravda. 

Disintegration of Russia Part 2: Free Nations League. Ukraine in Flames #288 

Members of the Congress of the Oirat-Kalmykia People Albert Sharapov and Daavr Dordzhin explain what Free Nations League, and President of the Center for Global Studies “Strategy XXI” Michael Gonchar highlights the economic benefits of a future disintegration of Russia.