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Russia-Ukraine war live: Ukrainian officials warn of major new Russian offensive; US senate approves $800m in aid

Ukraine’s defence minister warns mobilised Russian soldiers preparing for new attack; US defence bill passes with further funding for Ukraine

The US Senate passed legislation on Thursday authorising a record $858bn in annual defence spending, including $800m in additional security assistance for Ukraine.

The bill extends the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, a program that “provides funding for the federal government to pay industry to produce weapons and security assistance to send to Ukraine, rather than drawing directly from current US stockpiles of weapons,” CNN reports.

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