US President Joe Biden will sign the Lend-Lease Act for Ukraine on Monday, May 9. White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on board the presidential plane.
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“Also on Monday, the president will sign the law on lend-lease to protect the democracy of Ukraine, the law on lend-lease for 2022,” Psaki said.
On April 28, the US House of Representatives upheld the bill.
- The text of the document refers to granting the US President expanded powers to transfer or lease defense assets to Ukraine to “protect the civilian population from Russian military invasion” and for other purposes.
- After the adoption of the law, the head of the White House is obliged within 60 days to establish accelerated procedures for the delivery of products.
- The Lend-Lease Act makes it possible to significantly speed up the supply of weapons, transport, food and aid from the United States to Ukraine. “And all this will allow us to drive the Russian army out of our territories,” Yermak is convinced.
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