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Treasury Sec. Yellen Meets Zelensky in Ukraine As U.S. Commits $10 Billion More To Conflict

•, by Jamie White

Yellen met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kiev to signal Biden's continued support for Ukraine "for as long as it takes," the same vague talking point used by Biden officials numerous times.

"I bring to Kyiv a clear message from President Biden and the American people: We will stand with Ukraine for as long as it takes," Yellen said.

"As you have said, our support is not 'charity,'" Yellen told Zelenskyy. "It's an 'investment in global security and democracy.'"

Yellen announced on Friday that the U.S. would commit another $10 billion to Ukraine, not for military purposes, but to assist its budget and energy costs.

"Just as your life is a part of the history of Ukraine – I believe that Ukraine is a central part of the history of the free world. And you are writing our history right now," Yellen said. "As you do, I hope you know this: America stands with you in this fight for freedom. And we will be by your side to help you rebuild."

Though Yellen said Friday that the U.S. sent $50 billion to Ukraine since the start of the conflict, but the true figure is over double that at $100 billion.