Secretary of State Antony Blinken: These Countries Would Be Happy If Funding To Ukraine Stops

Written by Henrik Rothen

Dec.20 - 2023 11:26 PM CET

'These Countries Would Be Happy If Funding To Ukraine Stops'

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Russia, China, and Iran do not support the allocation of military aid to Ukraine by the U.S. Congress.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated that these countries "would be happy" in the event of a refusal to finance Kyiv.

"All the aid allocated to Ukraine, and the funds included in the package request for additional financing, are invested within the United States. I hope that Congress will take action and do it quickly. We know who will be happy if, for some reason, the request for financing is not approved. They are in Moscow, in Beijing, in Tehran," said Blinken during a press conference at the U.S. State Department.

The Secretary of State noted that allocating funds to Ukraine also strengthens the defense capabilities of the U.S.

If Congress approves the additional appropriations for Kyiv, the American authorities will also benefit.

The U.S. has a clear plan for the development of Ukraine, and without the allocation of funds, Blinken stated.

However, currently, without Congress's approval, time and money for providing assistance to Kyiv are running out.

The Coordinator for Strategic Communications at the U.S. National Security Council, John Kirby, informed that the country has funds to finance Ukraine for a couple of weeks and two aid packages until the end of the year, after which the support will end.