US military aid to Ukraine, worth $250m, has been approved by the White House, but talks have stalled, putting Ukraine’s war effort and public finances at risk.

The Senate defeated an emergency spending measure for Ukraine and Israel, resulting in weapons being pulled from Pentagon stocks without Congressional approval. Ukraine faces a $43bn budget deficit, and officials may delay salaries and pensions.

Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Yulia Svyrydenko urges partners’ support urgently, while talks on a smaller aid package progress. Russian forces continue fighting east, seizing key town Mariinka.