US State Department is asking Congress for $255 million in aid to Ukraine for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1.

“U.S. assistance will strengthen Ukraine’s ability to counter Russian aggression, reads the Ukraine section in the 168-page Congressional Budget Justification. “Funding will accelerate reforms to address corruption, enhance transparency and accountability, including by expanding e-government initiatives, advance institutional reforms and training necessary for European integration.” US taxpayer money will also focus on reforming Naftogaz, supporting the OSCE mission in Ukraine, and Covid-19 ‘vaccine hesitancy.’