"We have time until the end of the year": White House urged Congress to hurry up with the approval of additional aid to Ukraine
The US Congress must vote for additional funding by the end of this year. Otherwise, it will be very difficult for the United States to continue supporting Ukraine in the war against the Russian aggressor.
This was stated by John Kirby, Strategic Communications Coordinator of the US National Security Council, according to the White House website. He emphasized that in order to continue providing Kyiv with air defense systems, Congress should take funding measures.
Kirby emphasized that the United States "can and should do more" to protect Ukraine and ensure the security of its energy infrastructure in the winter.
He emphasized that the figures presented to Congress are reasonable and that this funding is important and necessary.
"We again call on Congress to pass this supplemental as soon as possible... We think we have time until about the end of the year before it becomes very, very difficult to continue to support Ukraine. And the end of the year is very soon," Kirby emphasized.
As a reminder, retired US General Ben Hodges expressed the opinion that the US should make Ukraine's victory in the war against Russia its policy. Washington should no longer have any excuses for not supplying weapons to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
The military officer drew attention to the indecision in the statements of high-ranking US officials, saying that neither US President Joe Biden nor Congress has ever stated that they want Ukraine to win the war against Russia. The United States just keeps saying it will stay with Ukraine "as long as necessary."
As reported by OBOZ.UA:
- On December 1, Kirby said that Washington wanted to give Ukraine more weapons to continue the counteroffensive. However, this requires Congress to approve the US President's request for additional funding.
- At a briefing on November 30, Kirby also emphasized that Washington should make even greater efforts to provide Ukraine with what it needs before winter. First of all, the US Congress should approve President Joe Biden's request for additional funding.