The Pentagon has commented on the possibility of helping Ukraine without a congressional decision

The U.S. Department of Defense, like the entire Biden administration, has continued to call on Congress to immediately send a request for additional funding, which provides more than $60 billion in aid to Ukraine.

This is how Pentagon spokesman General Patrick Ryder responded to journalists' questions about the possibility of using funds from the US Department of Defense to support Ukraine outside of the package being considered by Congress, Ukrinform reported.

“We continue to urge Congress to pass a bill as soon as possible with additional funding so that we can support Ukraine in its time of need — and, of course, replenish our own reserves,” said a representative of the US Department of Defense.

He stressed that Ukraine “needs all the resources in this package.”

According to Ryder, “There is really no other way to fully meet the needs of the (Defense Forces of Ukraine – Ed.) on the battlefield.”

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Last week, citing representatives of the US Department of Defense, US mass media wrote that the Pentagon still has $4 billion in Presidential Authorization Fund (PDA) available for Ukraine. Despite the fact that the agency cannot use them without funds to guarantee replenishment of its own reserves, according to the media, the Pentagon is investigating whether there is a “financial cushion” that would allow it to spend at least part of these funds.

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