President Joe Biden signed new legislation last week that will channel $13.6 billion into Ukraine’s war effort against Russian aggression. It includes economic, military and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine as its war with Russia enters its fourth week.
Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene said Sunday that United States aid might go to fund “Nazi militias” instead of ordinary Ukrainians.
Greene shared her message globally via her Twitter account on Sunday. She wrote that she was against “Putin’s war” and the invasion at the end of February. She also said Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskyy was using his own military to “torture his own people”.
Here’s what she actually wrote when she retweeted a graphic video from someone else’s Twitter account.
“Torture and abuse of Ukrainian people, including women and children. I am firmly against Putin’s invasion and Russia’s war in Ukraine, and I am firmly against it. The US must demand that Zelensky stop his military from torturing his own people,” Greene said wrote.
Greene went on to say that it was “Nazi militias” in Ukraine who carried out the torture and that a US aid package would encourage this torture. She demanded an end.
“We shouldn’t be spending billions of hard-earned American taxpayer dollars on lethal aid to possible Nazi militias who are torturing innocent people, especially children and women. It’s not pro-Putin to be against. It’s pro-torture and evil silence/censor it.”
Here’s what’s in the aid package signed by Biden.
About half of that, or $6.5 billion, will go to the Department of Defense to send defensive weapons to Ukraine and send more American troops to the region, according to the House Appropriations Committee. Although the US has troops stationed across Europe, stationing in Ukraine is not an option at this time because Ukraine is not a NATO ally.
The Biden law provides about $4 billion in humanitarian assistance, including emergency food and medical supplies and helping refugees flee the country. It would also help Ukrainians displaced since the conflict began.
Another $1.8 billion would be used for economic aid in Ukraine, which would cover energy and cybersecurity issues and provide some relief to neighboring countries on the same issues.
Greene, who has catapulted himself to right-wing celebrity in the United States, ironically attended a White Nationalist conference in February — around the same time Russia invaded Ukraine.
https://www.newsweek.com/marjorie-taylor-greene-says-nazi-may-getting-bidens-ukraine-aid-1689862 Marjorie Taylor Greene says Nazi could get Biden’s Ukraine aid