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Problems with aid to Ukraine to harm US security - Cameron

Problems with aid to Ukraine to harm US security - Cameron Cameron warned that failure to provide weapons to Ukraine would harm US security (photo: Getty Images)

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the UK David Cameron emphasized during his speech at the UN General Assembly in New York that further refusal by the US to supply weapons to Ukraine would undermine their security, according to The Guardian.

The British official also noted that this would cast doubt on America's reliability as an ally and strengthen China.

Ahead of the UN Security Council meeting, German and Polish counterparts Annalena Baerbock and Radek Sikorski called for the resumption of arms supplies from the US.

In addition, on February 23, Joe Biden announced the imposition of 500 new sanctions against Russia, seeking to reduce Moscow's income. However, foreign ministers have emphasized that arms supplies are a key element in the fight against the enemy.

“I know that lots of people in Congress are hugely concerned about the role of China, and if you’re concerned about the role of China, you must make sure that Putin doesn’t win,” Cameron said.

At the meeting, Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski said that Ukrainians are fighting like lions, but they cannot wage war with bare hands. After all, ammunition for anti-aircraft missiles is running out, and soldiers do not have artillery shells, so they have to engage in close combat, Ukrainian losses are increasing.

Currently, the European ministers face an uphill task of persuading a Republican congressional leadership that is under the powerful sway of Donald Trump, an opponent of Ukrainian aid, and also resistant to allied pressure. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a far-right Republican congresswoman, responded to an earlier effort by Cameron to persuade Congress in Ukraine’s favor that the foreign secretary could kiss my ass.

Delay in US aid to Ukraine

On February 13, the US Senate approved a bill providing aid to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan totaling $95 billion. Specifically, over $60 billion was allocated for Ukraine.

For the bill to take effect, it still needs to be approved by the US House of Representatives and signed by President Joe Biden.

House Speaker Mike Johnson opposed the initiative. In turn, President Joe Biden called on the House of Representatives to urgently approve the bill.

However, the US House of Representatives went on recess until February 28, thereby delaying the consideration of aid for Ukraine.