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'China is watching': Stoltenberg urges U.S. to approve $60 billion aid package to Ukraine

'China is watching': Stoltenberg urges U.S. to approve $60 billion aid package to Ukraine Jens Stoltenberg (Photo: Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Daria Shekina

The House of Representatives of the United States of America is set to approve new aid to Ukraine worth $60 billion. Otherwise, indecision could lead to China's invasion of Taiwan, states NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg stated in an interview with Reuters.

"I count on the House of Representatives to agree support to Ukraine, because this is not charity. This is an investment in our own security," the Secretary General emphasizes.

He reminds that Europe and Canada are also intensifying their support for Ukraine, and their combined aid is greater than that of the United States. But the U.S. contribution "remains vital."

According to Stoltenberg, if the Russian dictator Vladimir Putin wins in Ukraine, it will be a signal not only for him, but also for other authoritarian leaders that you can get what you want by force. It "will make the world more dangerous (and) us more vulnerable."

"Today it is Ukraine, tomorrow it can be in Taiwan. So Beijing, China is watching closely what's going on in Ukraine," adds the Secretary General.

What preceded

Yesterday, February 13, the Senate of the United States of America supported the bill on aid to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan in the amount of 95 billion dollars. In particular, the document provides for over 60 billion dollars for Ukraine.

The U.S. has been unable to approve new aid funding for our country for several months due to disagreements between Republicans and Democrats. Thus, the allocation of new packages of American military aid has been suspended.

In order for the Senate-backed bill to enter into force, it must be approved by the House of Representatives and signed by U.S. President Joe Biden.