The United States will give Ukraine’s government an extra $500 million in “direct budgetary aid,” the White House said Wednesday, marking the latest round of US assistance as the Russian invasion devastates Ukraine’s population, economy and infrastructure.

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Biden promised the aid in a nearly hour-long call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, during which the two leaders also discussed security assistance to Ukraine and sanctions against Russia, according to a White House readout,

Zelensky said in a tweet he discussed “defensive support” and “macro-financial and humanitarian aid” during his call with Biden.

The White House didn’t specify how Ukraine will use this additional funding, but bloomberg reported Tuesday that direct budgetary aid could pay for military or humanitarian priorities or help fund normal Ukrainian government services.

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