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Ukraine and its allies' economy 25 times stronger than Russia's: British Foreign Minister

Ukraine and its allies' economy 25 times stronger than Russia's: British Foreign Minister Photo: David Cameron, British Foreign Secretary (Getty Images)

The economy of the Russian Federation is 25 times weaker than the economy of Ukraine and its allies. It is necessary to make this difference more palpable, states British Foreign Minister David Cameron.

Cameron stated that he wants Ukraine's allies to do more to help defeat Russia and "outmatch" the regime of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.

"What I'm clear about is that Britain is absolutely in the lead of providing support [to Ukraine]. The first to provide so many different weapons systems and, of course, first to give the new security guarantees to Ukraine. Now others are following that. But most of all… look at what Ukraine's allies have. If you add up our economies, we outmatch Russia 25 to one. We've got the ability to give that diplomatic, military, economic, moral support. We've just got to make that difference count," said the minister.

Speaking about aid to Ukraine, Cameron noted that allies are not doing enough in this regard. He emphasized that Britain is doing everything possible, and the European Union has voted on its package. Now, as he pointed out, it is necessary for the US Congress to take a similar step.

"If all those three things line up, I think that will make a real difference and demonstrate to Putin he can't wait us out. He's not going to win by testing our patience," added the minister.

US assistance to Ukraine

Last year, US President Joe Biden called on Congress to allocate over $100 billion in aid to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, as well as for the protection of the American border. Republicans refused to support the initiative, demanding tougher border protection measures. Consequently, aid to Ukraine became contingent on the position of members of the Republican Party.

Recently, the US Senate began considering a bill providing assistance to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan without funding for border security. On February 3rd, the bill was endorsed by senators.

For the bill to become law, it still needs to pass the House of Representatives and be signed by President Joe Biden.