As Ukraine Advances on Ground, Clock Ticks in Washington on Aid

As Ukraine Advances on Ground, Clock Ticks in Washington on Aid

WASHINGTON—Widespread support in Congress for pumping aid to Ukraine is starting to show signs of fracturing as many Republicans in the House question whether the money would be better spent combating China and tackling economic problems facing the U.S., according to a dozen lawmakers and congressional staff from both parties. Concern about a potential shift in U.S. support comes as Ukraine continues its push east, with its forces seizing about 3,500 square miles of territory in the northeastern Kharkiv region as part of a surprise offensive earlier this month. U.S. military assistance, including Himars—long-range rocket launchers—have been credited with helping Ukraine push back Russian forces.