Growing debate over huge financial effort to help Ukraine once war is over

People clean debris next to a house destroyed in Boromlia village in Sumy region, Ukraine, on March 30, 2022. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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LONDON - A number of United States senators want to enable the American government to direct any money made from seized Russian assets towards the reconstruction of Ukraine's war-ravaged economy.

"I encourage all of my colleagues to support this critical legislation so that we can apply more pressure on Russia to stop this barbaric war, and prioritise more rapid relief for our friends in Ukraine," said Senator Rob Portman, a Republican.

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