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Biden's advisor clarifies victory criteria for Ukraine in war

Biden's advisor clarifies victory criteria for Ukraine in war Jake Sullivan, Advisor to the President of the United States on National Security (Photo: Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

For Ukraine, victory in the war with Russia will be to emerge from it as a sovereign, independent, free country capable of deterring future aggression, states Jake Sullivan, Advisor to the President of the United States on National Security, at a joint briefing with Andriy Yermak, the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine.

According to him, Ukraine must win the war with Russian aggression.

"That means that Ukraine emerges from this war sovereign, independent, free, able to deter future aggression, with a strong, vibrant democracy, with deep democratic institutions, with an economy that's growing, not just in traditional industries, but in high technology, in the areas where you are innovating, even in the face of Russian attacks, you are innovating. That's what winning means," Sullivan says.

Issues about US aid for Ukraine

Earlier, it was reported that the US Congress has been unable to approve new funding for aid to Ukraine for several months to continue arms shipments. This is due to the position of some Republican congressmen who refuse to vote on and approve the document.

Following the failure of the vote on Joe Biden's $106 billion bill for aid to Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan, a new $96 billion aid bill for the three countries was developed in early February of this year, but without a package concerning the protection of the southern US border with Mexico. Over $60 billion is allocated for Ukraine's needs in this bill.

On February 13, the Senate approved this document. However, House Speaker Mike Johnson refuses to bring the bill to a vote in the lower house of Congress.

Moreover, Johnson stated that the House of Representatives would unblock the bill for aid to Ukraine, but the document would significantly differ from the $95 billion package adopted by the Senate. In particular, assistance to our country will be provided under a loan or credit program.

On March 12, the US presidential administration announced the allocation of a new $300 million military aid package to Ukraine. This is the first military aid package to Ukraine from the United States since December 2023.

It should be noted that recently, the White House stated that this amount would be enough to purchase weapons for the Ukrainian Armed Forces for only two weeks.