June 24, 2024
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U.S. to welcome up to 100,000 Ukrainians fleeing war amid broader aid effort

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By Jarrett Renshaw and Ted Hesson BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States plans to accept up to 100,000 Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s invasion and is pledging $1 billion in new humanitarian aid, the Biden administration said on Thursday after a month of bombardments touched off Europe’s fastest-moving refugee crisis since the end of World War Two. The announcement coincided with U.S. President Joe Biden’s meeting with European leaders in Brussels to coordinate the Western response to the crisis. More than 3.5 million people have fled since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, putting a st…

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