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US Congress Approves $40bn Aid For Ukraine As Russia Pummels Odesa Port

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The House of Representatives passed a $40bn aid package for Ukraine on Tuesday evening, with lawmakers signalling a bipartisan commitment to thwart the Russian aggression.

The legislation was passed with 219 Democrats and 149 Republicans voting in favour of it. Only two Democrats did not vote for the legislation at all but 57 Republicans voted against the legislation.

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The bill would provide Ukraine military and economic assistance, replenish weapons the Pentagon has shipped overseas and provide $5 billion to address global food shortages.

Meanwhile, on the south coast, Russia fired three hypersonic missiles at Odesa as part of a barrage on the major Black Sea port city, according to the Centre for Defence Strategies, a Ukrainian think tank tracking the war.

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One person was killed and five were hurt in the barrage, which hit a shopping centre and a warehouse on Monday. The centre identified the weapons used as Kinzhal, or “Dagger”, hypersonic air-to-surface missiles.

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