Ukraine held hostage by the Covid

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi offered a welcome show of support for Kyiv over the weekend, promising President Volodymyr Zelensky that more military aid will soon be on the way. The test of that promise is whether Congress will act quickly or let the guns get bogged down in a parochial fight over Covid-19 funding.

The Biden administration has asked Congress for $33 billion for Ukraine, and more than $20 billion is earmarked for military aid such as artillery, air defenses and cyber support. Fast delivery is crucial. The Russians are “at least several days behind where they wanted to be” in their new offensive, a US defense official said late last week. But Russia’s highest-ranking uniformed officer is said to have visited the front and is counting on the Russians to increase the scale and pace of their brutality.

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