White House says U.S. wants to provide Ukraine with more weapons, but needs congressional decision
The administration of US President Joe Biden has said that Washington wants to provide Ukraine with more weapons to continue its counteroffensive. However, this requires Congress to approve the US President's request for additional funding.
This was stated by White House National Security Council Coordinator John Kirby at a briefing on Friday, December 1, Ukrinform reports. He noted that Washington has consistently provided Kyiv with an unprecedented level of security support since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion.
Kirby added that Ukraine's desire to receive more weapons systems to be able to liberate the cities captured by Russian troops is fully justified. According to him, the United States has done everything possible to ensure that Kyiv receives as many weapons as possible.
The Biden administration official assured that support for Ukraine would continue. However, the politician reminded that the U.S. stockpile of aid to Kyiv is almost exhausted. Therefore, Congress is considering a presidential request for a new aid package for Ukraine, without which it will be difficult to ensure further supplies to the country's army.
In this context, he emphasized that Washington is "eager to give more" to Ukraine and urged Congress not to delay its decision.
"We urge Congress to take immediate action on the request for additional funding," the White House spokesman emphasized.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, earlier, Kirby said that Washington should make even more efforts to provide Ukraine with what it needs on the eve of winter. First of all, the US Congress should approve President Joe Biden's request for additional funding.