US has no ‘plan B’ to support Ukraine – Bloomberg

Washington has no backup plan to support Ukraine other than the $60 billion tranche allocated last year and blocked by Congress, the Bloomberg news agency quoted anonymous US officials as saying.

“The U.S. has no ‘plan B’ to help Ukraine, except for $60 billion in military aid, which remains frozen in Congress,” Bloomberg quoted officials as saying.

Bloomberg’s interlocutors say there is growing frustration in the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden with both Republicans in Congress and European allies. There are also increasing fears that Russia’s army could make major gains on the battlefield in the coming weeks.

According to an unnamed U.S. official, European leaders need to stop procrastinating and start using profits from blocked Russian assets to help Kiev. Another interlocutor of the agency added that Europe should urgently transfer to Ukraine at its request Patriot air defence systems from its own stocks.

We will remind, earlier Reuters wrote that the adoption of the bill on assistance to the Ukrainian government is delayed due to disagreements between the Republicans controlling the US House of Representatives.