Obama: Congress Should Approve Aid Package For Ukraine


President Barack Obama said Monday that Congress should approve an aid package for the interim government in Ukraine.

Obama, making remarks during his state visit with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said that if Congress is looking for ways to help as the administration grapples with the ongoing standoff between Ukraine and Russia, they should pass an aid package.

Lawmakers should “work with the administration to provide a package of assistance to Ukraine,” Obama said. “I would hope that would be the first order of business.”

The White House didn’t immediately respond to a request for more details about what any aid package should look like.