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Delaying aid to Ukraine from US has consequences on battlefield - Stoltenberg

Delaying aid to Ukraine from US has consequences on battlefield - Stoltenberg Photo: Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

The delay in the United States Congress regarding aid to Ukraine directly impacts the situation on the battlefield, according to a press conference by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

According to him, the daily delay in deciding on sending aid to Ukraine "has consequences on the battlefield."

The Secretary General added that Ukraine is forced to limit the use of ammunition and therefore this "has helped hand Russian troops the initiative."

Stoltenberg further stated "Russia continues to press along the frontlines," and allies are responsible for making decisions regarding assistance. Therefore, the United States urgently needs to adopt one of them.

Assistance to Ukraine from the United States

Ukraine has practically not been receiving new weapons from the United States for several months. This is because Congress has been unable to allocate funding for this purpose.

Recently, the US Senate passed a bill providing about $60 billion in aid to Ukraine. However, the document is stalled in the House of Representatives. The reason for this is the position of Speaker Mike Johnson.

Republican Johnson wants aid to Ukraine to be provided as a loan rather than on a grant basis. Therefore, he, along with other Republicans, is preparing an alternative bill.

Democrats in both chambers have already stated that they may support such an initiative.