On Monday, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen paid a surprise visit to Ukraine, during which she reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to supporting Ukraine in the war against Russia and pledged an additional $1.25 billion in aid for schools and hospitals.

As the Ukraine-Russia war enters its second year, the Biden regime has dumped billions of dollars into the Ukrainian military and humanitarian efforts.

Just one week after President Joe Biden visited Kyiv, Treasury Secretary Yellen met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and other government officials to discuss the additional $10 billion in civilian assistance that the U.S. will be providing.

“Maintaining an effective government is indispensable to Ukraine’s capacity to respond to Russian attacks and other emergencies,” said Yellen about the new financial aid package. “Our economic support is keeping essential public services running. These services maintain economic and social stability in Ukraine.”

At a school in Kyiv, Yellen told administrators and students, “America stands with you in this fight for freedom, and we will be by your side and help you rebuild.”

“Our funds help pay for emergency personnel: from firefighters who answer the call when missiles strike to medical professionals who treat sick and wounded civilians,” she added.

Speaking to Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, Yellen promised, “America will stand with Ukraine as long as it takes.”

Praising the incredible amount of aid the U.S. has sent Ukraine, Yellen said, “Just as security bolsters the front lines, I believe that this economic assistance is fortifying the home front, thereby strengthening Ukraine’s resistance.”

The economic and military aid that the United States has provided Ukraine since the beginning of the war 12 months ago is now at an estimated range of $115 billion to $200 billion.

“We’re proud to be Ukraine’s largest bilateral donor and just as proud to be joined by an international coalition of supporters, including the European Union and other members of the Group of 7,” Yellen wrote in an op-ed published by the New York Times. “Our support is motivated, first and foremost, by a moral duty to come to the aid of a people under attack. We also know that, as President Zelensky has said, our assistance is not charity. It’s an investment in ‘global security and democracy.'”

Meanwhile, the United States is facing a growing inflation crisis that has taken a backseat to the needs of the Ukrainian economy.

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