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If Ukraine falls, NATO will fight against Russia - Pentagon chief

If Ukraine falls, NATO will fight against Russia - Pentagon chief Photo: Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin (Getty Images)

If Ukraine loses in the war, NATO countries will have to fight against Russia. Therefore, allocating additional funds to Kyiv is crucial as it prevents a scenario where one country can violate the borders of its neighbors and seize their sovereign territories, stated the head of the Pentagon, Lloyd Austin, during his address to the US House of Representatives.

"We know that if Putin succeeds, he will not stop. He will continue to be more aggressive in the region. And other leaders around the world, other autocrats will be looking at this, and they will be encouraged by the fact that this happened and we failed to support a democratic state," said Austin.

According to him, in the event of Ukraine's defeat on the battlefield, the Baltic countries could be particularly at risk.

"If you are a Baltic country, you are very worried about whether you will be next. They know Putin. They know what he is capable of. And frankly, if Ukraine falls, I really believe that NATO will go to war with Russia," added the head of the Pentagon.

Aid for Ukraine from the USA

It is worth noting that the USA has been unable to approve new funding for assistance to Ukraine for several months. As a result, the supply of weaponry to our defenders from Americans has been suspended.

Recently, the US Senate passed a bill providing assistance to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan totaling 95 billion dollars. Over 60 billion dollars are earmarked for our country.

For the decision to allocate funds to take effect, the document must be supported by the House of Representatives.

House Speaker Mike Johnson had previously stated that he is not yet willing to bring the bill to a vote. He believes that funds for Ukraine should be considered in relation to funding the protection of US borders from migrants.

A few days ago, US President Joe Biden convened leaders of Congress at the White House, with Johnson also in attendance. No specific decisions regarding Ukraine were made following the meeting.