U.S. providing $600 million for Ukraine defensive weapons -House Speaker Pelosi

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Speaker Pelosi hosts a weekly news confrence on Capitol Hill in Washington

(This Feb. 24 story corrects to clarify that the $600 million is not new funding from Congress)

(Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said lawmakers are ensuring that $600 million for "lethal defense weapons" previously approved for Ukraine is being delivered to battle Russia's unfolding attack.

"What we're doing with Ukraine is making sure that we have humanitarian assistance to help the people; that we have lethal defense weapons going into Ukraine to the tune of $600 million for them to fight their own fight," she said, speaking to reporters in San Francisco.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Chris Reese)