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Failure to support Ukrainian aid by U.S. only delights Putin and Xi Jinping, Cameron warns

Failure to support Ukrainian aid by U.S. only delights Putin and Xi Jinping, Cameron warns David Cameron, Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom (Photo:
Author: Daria Shekina

The refusal of the United States Congress to support new funding for aid to Ukraine will only delight Russian dictator Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping, states the Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, David Cameron.

The head of the British Foreign Office spoke at the Aspen Security Conference in Washington. He emphasized that it is a "great challenge for our generation. Are we going to defend this democracy?" that involves defending democracy.

According to Cameron, it should be understood that European security is American security as well. Unity is crucial in this matter.

"We should pass this money to the Ukrainians, we should back them and make sure that it's Putin that loses, because if that money doesn't get voted through, there are only two people who will be smiling. One of them is Vladimir Putin in Moscow. The other one is Xi Jinping in Beijing. And I don't know about you but I don't want to give either of those people a Christmas present," the minister emphasized.

Issues with funding aid to Ukraine

Back in October, U.S. President Joe Biden asked Congress to allocate over $100 billion for national security needs. This funding includes over $60 billion for supporting Ukraine.

This request is urgent as the money previously allocated by Congress to assist our country is running out.

However, recently, U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan stated that his country would not be able to continue supplying arms to Ukraine in the absence of new funding.

Yesterday, on December 6, Biden's request was considered in the Senate. All Republicans refused to support it. They demand that the White House include proposals to strengthen border security in the request.

More details on why the U.S. cannot approve new funding for aid to Ukraine can be found in the material by RBC-Ukraine.