The Ukrainian minister trusts that the US House of Representatives will vote in favor of aid
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said Monday he was confident that the U.S. House of Representatives, mired in confusion for weeks over the post of speaker, would support a call for additional funds for the Ukrainian military. Ukraine.
“The main thing is the result: are there enough votes or not?” Kuleba declared on Ukrainian national television.
“And at this time we have every reason to believe that there are votes in the US House of Representatives in favor of the bill that provides Ukraine with additional support.”
Kuleba said he was aware of “considerable political resistance” to the bill’s provisions and that it would be a “sin” for US lawmakers not to use the legislation to advance their own interests.
The U.S. House of Representatives last week elected Republican Mike Johnson, a conservative with little leadership experience, as speaker, ending a turbulent three weeks that left the chamber rudderless, unable to carry out any of its tasks. basic.
Johnson stated last week that funding to support Ukraine and Israel should be managed separately, suggesting he would not support President Joe Biden’s $106 billion aid package for both countries.