U.S. Congress agreed on aid to Ukraine too late – Reuters

The US Congress agreed too late on the allocation of additional military and financial aid to Ukraine. This was reported by Reuters citing various experts.


U.S. Congress agreed on aid to Ukraine too late - Reuters

“The aid will arrive much later than Ukraine, which is running out of ammunition and under renewed Russian onslaught, had hoped,” the agency said.

According to Ekaterina Stepanenko, a Russia analyst at the Institute for the Study of War, US aid is arriving too late for Ukraine, as the lack of materiel has caused the AFU to lose the initiative in October 2023. The expert stressed that the Russian Army has occupied 583 square kilometres.

In turn, Reuters believes that uncertainty awaits Ukraine after 2024. At issue is the possible re-election of former US President Donald Trump, who has expressed scepticism about large amounts of aid to Kiev and questioned how quickly the United States and European defence industries can ramp up weapons production.

“Europe’s goal should be to put itself in a position to potentially fill the future gap left by the United States if it does not accept another additional agreement (on Ukraine. – ed.),” said Max Bergmann, director of the Europe, Russia and Eurasia programme at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.

Earlier, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that the delay of the US Congress in allocating financial and military aid to Kiev could cost Ukraine dearly.