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U.S. Senate declares military aid to Ukraine a national interest of country

U.S. Senate declares military aid to Ukraine a national interest of country Photo: the U.S. Senate declared that military aid to Ukraine is in the country's national interest (GettyImages)

The Republican leader in the U.S. Senate, Mitch McConnell, stated that the United States should continue providing military assistance to Ukraine. He believes that this is necessary to protect America's national interests.

The leader of the Republicans in the U.S. Senate, Mitch McConnell, publicly advocated for further military assistance to Ukraine, stating that this step aligns with America's national interests.

"In the matter of supporting Ukraine, it has never been about charity; it's not about demonstrating charity or abstract principles of international relations. It's about cold, hard American interests," McConnell said.

He emphasized that the U.S. is interested in restraining authoritarian regimes before they lead to a broader conflict.

"In our interests is to help degrade the military potential of a major adversary without committing American lives. It is in our interests to help blunt aggressive behavior before it triggers a broader conflict and directly threatens our closest allies and trading partners," the Republican noted.

According to him, America cannot stand aside from the war in Europe and hope that it will not affect it. The U.S. also cannot afford even to think that ignoring Russia's aggression would somehow weaken America's position and strategic competition with China.

"Accelerating Russian defeat in Europe is precisely what will help ensure we don't wind up dealing with simultaneous aggression from adversaries in Europe and the Indo-Pacific," emphasized the leader of the Republicans in the U.S. Senate.

U.S. assistance to Ukraine

Earlier, we reported that the U.S. intends to allocate nearly $12 billion to Ukraine. The funds will be directed towards supporting the country's economy.

In October 2023, U.S. President Joe Biden submitted a bill to Congress proposing the allocation of $106 billion to Ukraine. It was suggested to allocate $61.3 billion.

On December 6, Republicans blocked the start of debates on the bill in the Senate.

On January 12, the White House announced that assistance to Ukraine is suspended until Congress approves new funding.