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Biden worried that allies weaken support for Ukraine at critical moment of war

Biden worried that allies weaken support for Ukraine at critical moment of war U.S. President Joe Biden (photo: Getty Images)

U.S. President Joe Biden has expressed concern that allies are weakening their support for Ukraine at a critical time in the war with Russia.

During a fundraiser in New York, Biden said that Russian dictator Vladimir Putin was "on the balls of his heels."

"And what are we doing? Stepping back?" he said.

Biden warned that Ukraine is at a critical point in the war, as the country's ammunition and weapons stockpiles are dwindling and fighting is expected to intensify this spring.

"The United States is viewed as - we are the essential nation. If the United States steps out of events, what happens? What happens then in the Middle East? The Taiwan Straits? What happens in Asia? What happens with Ukraine?" the American leader said.

Issues with the U.S. bill to help Ukraine

On February 7, the U.S. Senate refused to support a bill to provide aid to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan and new funding for border security. Later in the night, following a vote in the Senate, lawmakers blocked a bill on packages to support Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan and secure the U.S. border.

Earlier, on February 6, U.S. President Biden called on Congress to immediately approve new funding to help Ukraine.

Earlier, the U.S. Senate introduced a new bill to help Ukraine. It combines the allocation of funds to help Ukraine and Israel and strengthen the southern border of the United States.

Meanwhile, the White House has spoken out sharply against the bill to aid Israel without Ukraine.