Kremlin optimistic about US Congress blocking further aid to Ukraine

Written by Jeppe W

Dec.08 - 2023 8:50 AM CET


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The Kremlin has expressed hope that U.S. lawmakers will persist in blocking emergency aid requests from the White House to Ukraine, as seen in a recent funding dispute involving Republicans and Democrats over border security.

This statement comes after Republican senators halted a $106 billion aid package primarily intended for Ukraine and Israel, citing the exclusion of desired immigration reforms.

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov, addressing reporters, remarked that they are hopeful of "sober minds" prevailing among American congressmen.

Peskov criticized the White House's efforts as an attempt to "groom American senators" and accused it of using American taxpayer money to fuel the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

The Russian government has positioned the cessation of U.S. weapons deliveries to Ukraine as a key condition for initiating peace talks. Russian President Vladimir Putin has previously asserted that the Ukrainian military would falter within a week without Western support.

The Biden administration has played a leading role in forming the global coalition backing Kyiv. However, support for Ukraine has recently seen a decline among Republicans in the U.S. Congress.

The U.S. administration has also warned that it is nearing the depletion of funds for further aid to Ukraine, urging lawmakers to take action.

This development highlights the growing complexity and international implications of the conflict in Ukraine, especially regarding U.S. internal politics and its global diplomatic strategies.