Ukraine aid bill paves the way for long-range missile systems

The House of Representatives passed legislation this weekend that would provide Ukraine with roughly $60 billion worth of aid if signed into law, and it could pave the way for the United States to provide the European nation with the long-range missiles it has sought for a long time.

This legislation, which the House passed on Saturday, stipulated that the military “shall transfer long range Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) to the Government of Ukraine” unless the president determines doing so would be “detrimental to the national security interests of the United States.”

The Senate is expected to vote on the bill as soon as Tuesday, and President Joe Biden has said he intends to sign it into law, which he has hoped to do for months. The Department of
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