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    Ukraine’s Troops Are Rationing Ammunition. Yet House Republicans Plan to Take Weeks to Mull More Aid

    Ukraine’s Troops Are Rationing Ammunition. Yet House Republicans Plan to Take Weeks to Mull More Aid

    (AP) — Ukrainian drones fly without ammunition. Russian artillery unleash deadly volleys from safe positions beyond the range of 's troops. Shortages of ammo and supplies are resulting in lost ground to , U.S. congressional leaders warn, yet the Republican-controlled House has shown little hurry to resupply Ukraine with aid.

    Across Washington, officials are viewing the drop-off in ammunition shipments with increasing alarm. It's now been over two months since the U.S. — which since World War II has fashioned itself as the “Arsenal of Democracy” — last sent military supplies to Ukraine.

    But House Speaker Mike Johnson appears determined to chart his own course away from a $95 billion foreign aid package passed by the Senate — a decision that could stall the package for weeks to come after an already arduous months-long wait in Congress.

    With U.S. military shipments cut off, Ukrainian troops withdrew from the eastern city of Avdiivka last month, where outnumbered defenders had withheld a Russian assault for four months. Delays in military support from the West are complicating the task for Kyiv's military tacticians, forcing troops to ration ammunition and ultimately costing the lives of Ukrainian soldiers.

    “If Ukraine gets the aid they will win. If they don't get the aid they will lose — with dire consequences to the United States,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who…

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