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Over 100 European politicians sign open letter urging U.S. to approve aid for Ukraine

Over 100 European politicians sign open letter urging U.S. to approve aid for Ukraine Photo: Over hundred European politicians urge U.S. colleagues to approve aid for Ukraine (Getty Images)

Over a hundred high-ranking European politicians will send a joint letter to their colleagues in the United States on December 12, urging Congress to provide more military assistance to Ukraine, writes The Guardian.

Representatives from at least 17 countries, including France, Germany, Italy, Poland, and Ireland, have signed the open letter.

This indicates growing concern on the continent regarding the continuation of support for Kyiv by the United States. In the letter, EU politicians acknowledge the concern expressed by their American friends.

"For years, American leaders, Democrats and Republicans, have asked Europeans to take more responsibility for their own security. We agree with this legitimate request," the letter states.

Putin's victory will embolden Europe's enemies

In the letter, Europeans further note that they have made the same contribution to Ukraine as the United States after the Russian invasion. Politicians state that military expenses have increased across Europe. They also emphasize that American military assistance is crucial and urgent.

"A Putin victory would embolden our enemies around the world: they are watching and hoping we grow tired. Ukrainians are fighting so we don't have to," the letter states.

Among those who signed were Benjamin Haddad, a French deputy from President Emmanuel Macron's party, as well as Michael Roth from Germany, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Bundestag, and his Italian counterpart, Giulio Tremonti.

U.S. aid to Ukraine

Recall that in October, U.S. President Joe Biden requested over $100 billion from Congress for national security needs. The funds include over $60 billion in new funding for assistance to Ukraine.

This initiative began to be considered in Congress last week. It was not supported in the Senate because all Republicans opposed it. They demand that the White House consider their proposals to strengthen border security in the bill.

Currently, Democrats are trying to reach an agreement with Republicans on this issue. Today, President Volodymyr Zelensky stated that Ukraine will be able to overcome the pause in assistance from the United States caused by differences in Congress.

For more details on why the U.S. cannot agree on assistance to Ukraine, read in the material by RBC-Ukraine.