WATCH: White House press secretary Jen Psaki pressed the urgency for more Ukraine, COVID funding

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says the Biden administration isn’t giving any deadlines to Congress on when to approve additional funding for Ukraine and COVID but the need is urgent.

Watch Psaki’s remarks in the player above.

This comes after President Joe Biden asked Congress on Thursday for an additional $33 billion to help Ukraine fend off Russia’s invasion, a signal that the U.S. is prepared to mount a robust, long-term campaign to bolster Kyiv and weaken Moscow as the bloody war enters its third month with no sign of abating.

Biden’s latest proposal – which the White House said was expected to support Ukraine’s needs for five months – has more than $20 billion in military assistance for Kyiv and for shoring up defenses in nearby countries.

There is also $8.5 billion in economic aid to help keep Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s government functioning and $3 billion for food and humanitarian programs to help civilians, including the more than five million refugees created by the war.

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The assistance package, which now heads to Congress for consideration, would be more than twice as large as an initial $13.6 billion of defense and economic aid for Ukraine and Western allies that Congress enacted last month and is now almost exhausted.

It was meant to signify that the U.S. is not tiring of helping to stave off Russian President Vladimir Putin’s attempt to expand his nation’s control of its neighbor, and perhaps beyond.

Psaki also talked about the response from Michigan corporate security executive Paul Whelan, who still remains jailed in Russia.

Whelan is asking “why was he left behind” when Trevor Reed was released this week from Russian jail.