WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Wednesday that the U.S. will send an additional $500 million in aid to the Ukrainian people. Biden and Zelenskyy held a call on Wednesday in which the funds were discussed, according to a White House readout of the call. The U.S. president said America "intends to provide the Ukrainian government with $500 million in direct budgetary aid." Last week, the U.S. announced a package of new sanctions against Russia on more than 400 Russians and Russian entities, including the Duma and more than 300 of its members, along with more than 40 defense companies. The White House also announced it would allow as many as 100,000 Ukrainian refugees to enter the U.S., with a focus on those who are most vulnerable. The administration is also prepared to offer more than $1 billion in additional funding toward humanitarian assistance and $11 billion over the . . . read the full article here.