The representative of the Kremlin Dmitry Peskov said today that the US House of Representatives’ passage earlier today of a Ukraine aid bill would “further devastate” Ukraine and lead to more deaths in the war.

Peskov also stressed to Russia’s Tass news agency that a provision in the law allowing the US government to seize Russian assets and transfer them to Ukraine for reconstruction would tarnish the image of the US.

Moscow, he continued, will respond with measures in its own interest.

The House of Representatives approved the aid package to Ukraine and Israel

The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives today approved a $95 billion package of aid bills to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, after months of arguments and counter-appeals between Democratic President Joe Biden’s administration and Republican opponents. of.

More than two months have passed since the Senate – where Democrats passed a similar bill – and President Biden and even top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell urged House Speaker Mike Johnson to bring the bill to the floor.

The unusual four-bill package also includes giving US military aid to Israel, giving aid to Taiwan and other US allies in the Asia-Pacific region, and a measure that includes sanctions and measures against the Chinese social media app TikTok and the possible transfer of seized Russian assets to Ukraine.

The bill imposing the new restrictions on TikTok was the first of four to be passed today.

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