Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, during his visit to the US and meeting with the country’s officials, emphasized the need for continued aid to support his country’s fight against Russian aggression and stated: “If we don’t get the aid, we will lose the war”.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer quoted the President of Ukraine as telling reporters that Volodymyr Zelensky’s most important message to the representatives was that Kyiv would lose the war with Russia without Washington’s financial and military assistance.
Yesterday President Zelenskyy told Chuck Schumer before he met with the representatives of the US Senate that cutting off US aid to Kiev would cause Russia to take over Ukraine.
Meanwhile, after meeting with the members of the US Senate, the president of Ukraine said that he had a “very strong dialogue” with the senators and informed them about the battlefield situation, Kyiv’s military plans, and the importance of Washington’s support.
Asked if he had a message for Russian President Vladimir Putin, Zelensky said: “I don’t talk to him.”
According to the TASS news agency, since the beginning of the war between Ukraine and Russia, the US has provided more than $43.9b in military aid to this country.
However, White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan yesterday announced a new $325m military aid package to Ukraine, which includes anti-aircraft systems and other weapons.
On the other hand, the Russian Embassy in Washington criticized the provision of US military aid to Ukraine and pointed out that the US sends the “most dangerous” weapons to Ukraine.