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Biden: 'Failure to support Ukraine is just absolutely crazy'

Biden: 'Failure to support Ukraine is just absolutely crazy' U.S. President Joe Biden (Phoro: Getty Images)

U.S. President Joe Biden has described the possibility of halting military aid to Ukraine as "insanity," according to The New York Times.

The U.S. leader believes that the prospect of ending military assistance to Ukraine is "just wrong."

"The failure to support Ukraine is just absolutely crazy," he told reporters. "It's against U.S. interests," said Biden.

He noted that the U.S. will continue to assist Ukraine.

"We're going to get that in," concluded the American leader.

Contradictions in the U.S. Senate

On Tuesday, December 5, the Democratic majority in the United States Senate presented a package of national security measures totaling about $111 billion.

The document provides for financial assistance to Ukraine and Israel and a comprehensive set of measures to protect the southern border with Mexico.

However, this issue sparked lively debates between Democrats and Republicans.

Currently, Ukrainian officials are urging the U.S. Congress to support Ukraine and approve a new aid package.


On October 1, the U.S. Congress adopted a temporary budget bill. It did not include new funding for assistance to Ukraine, as it was decided that this initiative should be considered separately. After that, U.S. President Joe Biden proposed allocating $106 billion to Congress. Most of these funds ($60 billion) want to be directed to assist Ukraine. The package also included assistance to Israel.

After prolonged disputes, the United States approved a new temporary budget for the government without assistance to Ukraine and Israel. Biden signed the law that helped avoid a shutdown.

There are disputes in the U.S. Congress about strengthening the border with Mexico. Republicans have made a demand, threatening not to support funding for Ukraine if immigration legislation is not passed.

However, U.S. State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller emphasized that Ukraine is on the brink of a brutal winter, so the United States must support its partner.

At the same time, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy abruptly canceled a speech at a secret briefing in the U.S. Senate on December 5. Ukrainian Defense Minister Rustem Umerov stated that the president canceled the speech because the country is at war and constantly changing.