KIEV – The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, said today that Washington’s support for Kiev is not waning and he downplayed the importance of the law, by which the US Congress approved a temporary budget for the US government without funds intended for Ukraine.
“We don’t think that the support of the US has been undermined, because they understand that what is at stake in Ukraine is much bigger than Ukraine.” It’s about the stability and predictability of the situation in the world, and that’s why I believe that we will manage to find the necessary solutions,” said Kuleba, Reuters reports.
He stated that Kiev is in negotiations with Republicans and Democrats in the US Congress and that the drama surrounding the shutdown bill, which prevented the financial “shutdown” of the US government on Saturday, is an “incident” and not something systemic.
The British agency states that American and other Western military aid is vital for Ukraine in its fight against Russia. After signing a bill on Sunday to extend funding for the federal government for 45 days that does not include a provision for aid to Kiev, US President Joseph Biden said the US would continue to support Kiev.
“I want to assure our American allies and the American people and the people of Ukraine that they can count on our support.” We will not back down,” said Biden.
The US president suggested that the Democrats had made a deal with the Republicans on support for Ukraine, after the US Congress approved a temporary budget for the US government without funds earmarked for Ukraine, Reuters reported.
Asked at a press conference if he could trust Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy about future deals, Biden replied that they had just made a deal on Ukraine, so he’ll see.