Lend-lease act will help Ukrainian soldiers defeat Russian invaders - Shmyhal

Lend-lease act will help Ukrainian soldiers defeat Russian invaders - Shmyhal

The lend-lease law, signed by U.S. President Joe Biden on May 9, will help Ukrainian soldiers defeat Russian invaders.

According to Ukrinform, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said this on Telegram.

"During World War II, a lend-lease act became a major factor in the anti-Hitler coalition's victory over Nazism. Eighty years later, history repeats itself. U.S. President Joe Biden has just signed into law a bill introducing a lend-lease program to support Ukraine. That means more weapons and more aid for Ukrainian soldiers in order to defeat the Russian occupiers," Shmyhal said.

He added that the supply of American weapons will now not be limited by any additional procedures, which will speed up the process.

Biden signed the Ukraine lend-lease act into law at the White House on Monday, May 9.

The Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act was passed last month by both chambers of the U.S. Congress. The Senate unanimously supported the document on April 6, and the House of Representatives voted for the measure on April 28.

The document allows the U.S. president to use the military lend-lease program to speed up the transfer of weapons, military equipment, medicines, food, etc. to Ukraine. It is expected that the recipient country will pay their cost later.

The military lend-lease program was used during World War II. It allowed the United States to quickly provide weapons to its allies.

While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website ukrinform.net not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website ukrinform.net and the website of a foreign media outlet. Materials marked as "Advertisement" or with a disclaimer reading "The material has been posted in accordance with Part 3 of Article 9 of the Law of Ukraine "On Advertising" No. 270/96-VR of July 3, 1996 and the Law of Ukraine "On the Media" No. 2849-Х of March 31, 2023 and on the basis of an agreement/invoice.

© 2015-2024 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica

Extended searchHide extended search
By period: