The Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022, S.3522, passed the Senate by voice vote late Wednesday. The bill aims “to provide enhanced authority for the President to enter into agreements with the Government of Ukraine to lend or lease defense articles to that Government to protect civilian populations in Ukraine from Russian military invasion.”
Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s minister of foreign affairs, said that
he is “grateful to the U.S. Senate for passing the Ukraine Democracy
Defense Lend-Lease Act.” He called it an “important first step towards a
lend-lease program to expedite the delivery of military equipment to
Ukraine. Looking forward to its swift passage in the House and signing
by the U.S. President.” Read more and see video here.