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Biden blames ‘congressional inaction' for Ukrainian withdrawal of key town in call with Zelensky

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President Joe Biden called Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to discuss Ukraine’s withdrawal from the town of Avdiivka and the need for further aid. The withdrawal allowed Russia to make notable gains after Ukrainian soldiers had to ration ammunition due to dwindling supplies resulting from congressional inaction. Biden urged Congress to pass the national security supplemental funding bill to resupply Ukrainian forces. This call comes amid US efforts to reassert leadership on the world stage and highlights the urgency to provide additional funds to Ukraine. The House is currently on a two-week break, delaying the passage of the foreign aid bill.