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Congressmen who do not support aid to Ukraine help Putin, U.S. White House

Congressmen who do not support aid to Ukraine help Putin, U.S. White House Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor to the President of the United States (Photo: Getty Images)

U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan urged members of Congress to provide additional funding for Ukraine, saying that refusing to do so would help Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the Press Briefing.

"Any member of Congress who does not support funding for Ukraine is voting for an outcome that will make it easier for Putin to prevail," said Sullivan.

He added that the refusal of U.S. lawmakers to support U.S. President Joe Biden's request for additional funds to help Ukraine would harm democracy and help dictators.

" We think that is not the right lesson of history and that every member, Democrat and Republican, should vote to support this follow-up," the White House spokesman said.

U.S. assistance to Ukraine

On 1 October, the U.S. Congress passed a temporary spending bill. It did not include any new funding for assistance to Ukraine, as it was decided to consider this initiative separately.

After that, U.S. President Joe Biden proposed that Congress allocate $106 billion. Most of these funds ($60 billion) are to be used to help Ukraine. Funding for Israel, the Indo-Pacific region, and border security is also envisioned.

According to media reports, the president's initiative will be voted in the upper house of Congress on 4 December.

It is worth noting that the White House has stated that the United States will not be able to provide Ukraine with new weapons unless Congress provides funding.