|US Senate by a vote advances a $39.8-bln aid package to Ukraine|
Journal Staff Report
The US Senate by a majority vote advanced a $39.8 billion aid package to Ukraine, US media reported. Some 81 senators voted "yes" and 11 "no" on the issue of ending debate on the proposal to pass the bill. The final vote on the bill is scheduled for the end of the week. Earlier it was reported that the Republican US Senator from Kentucky, Rand Paul, delayed the passage of the bill. The U.S. House of Representatives approved the bill last Tuesday.