"The aggressor will not stop on its own": the White House emphasizes the importance of prompt approval of aid for Ukraine
The White House in Washington intends to take all possible measures to ensure that Congress continues to approve military aid for Ukraine. If aggressors such as Russia do not receive a decent response to their actions, they only increase chaos, death and destruction.
These words of U.S. President Joe Biden were quoted by Security Council Coordinator John Kirby, Ukrinform reports. He emphasized that the American nation also depends on the success of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the battlefield against the occupiers.
"If we do not stop them now, the amount of costs will only increase in the future. Therefore, the actions we take and the potential actions we do not take will have consequences not only for Ukraine, but for our country for many years to come," the official said.
According to Kirby, with each additional package of aid to the Armed Forces, there is less and less opportunity to provide assistance to the Ukrainian army, as the funds provided for this purpose are being exhausted. Therefore, the White House does not intend to waste time.
"We are systematically encouraging Congress to approve the additional requests we have sent them so that we can continue to provide unimpeded and uninterrupted support to Kyiv," the official Washington official summarized.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, on November 20, Washington announced a new $100 million military aid package for Ukraine. It includes, among other things, one HIMARS MLRS, shells and ammunition, anti-tank weapons and equipment for our military.
This happened immediately after the visit of US Secretary of Defense Austin to Kyiv. He noted that Ukraine's western partners remain its allies and have no intention of reducing support to gain a battlefield advantage over Russia.
"I was honored to meet with President Zelensky today in Kyiv to reaffirm the United States' unwavering support for Ukraine. We, along with our partners, will continue to support Ukraine's immediate battlefield needs and (its - Ed.) long-term defense needs," the Pentagon chief wrote.