The US administration has approved new aid for

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The US administration approved $ 350 million in aid for Ukraine’s security and defense on Saturday morning, according to a new memorandum published by the White House, writes reuters.com, according to B1.

In a memorandum to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Biden ordered financial assistance to be allocated under the Foreign Assistance Act.

According to CNN, the decision was made after a telephone conversation between Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenski, which took place earlier on Friday. The two presidents also discussed imposing more drastic additional sanctions on Russia, as well as US aid to Ukraine in the field of defense, the BBC reports.

Russia continues to impose sanctions on the international community

On the other hand, the European Union and the United States continue to impose sanctions on Russia. The Council of the European Union has decided to block financial assets held by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

US President Joe Biden also announced harsh sanctions on Russia on Thursday following its invasion of Ukraine, stressing that it would take time for it to take effect.

Kiev still resists violent attacks by the Russian army

Russia launched several large-scale coordinated attacks across Ukraine on Saturday morning. Putin’s army hits all major cities, including Kiev, with missiles and artillery. Heavy fighting is also taking place in southern Ukraine, near the cities of Mariupol, Kherson, Mikolaiv and Odessa. An adviser to President Volodymyr Zelensky said this morning that Mariupol, the most important port in the Sea of ​​Azov, would survive. The fierce resistance shown by the Ukrainians seems to make the Russians think of Plan B. The two governments spoke for the first time about the possibility of peace negotiations.