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US believes in Ukraine, and Ukraine should believe in US, Sullivan states

US believes in Ukraine, and Ukraine should believe in US, Sullivan states Jake Sullivan, Advisor to the President of the United States on National Security (Photo: Getty Images)

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan has stated that Washington believes in Ukraine's victory in the war against Russia. He reassures that the American side will continue to provide defense assistance, according to his statement at a press conference with the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Andriy Yermak, on March 20th.

A US official notes that he is "here today to say we believe in you."

"I'm here today to say we believe in you. We believe you will prevail. We believe that you will build a brighter future for the Ukrainian people, a stronger democracy, a resilient, secure country that can propel future aggression, and we're going to be your partner in that every step of the way. I'm also here to say that you should believe in the United States," Sullivan emphasizes.

The White House representative also acknowledges that there are many questions in Ukraine regarding the fact that the aid package has not yet been approved by Congress. However, he has assured that "we will get this done."

"We will get this aid to Ukraine," Biden's advisor says.

Issue of US assistance to Ukraine

Earlier, it was reported that the US Congress has been unable to approve new funding for aid to Ukraine for several months to continue arms shipments. This is due to the position of some Republican congressmen who refuse to vote on and approve the document.

Following the failure of the vote on Joe Biden's $106 billion bill for aid to Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan, a new $96 billion aid bill for the three countries was developed in early February of this year, but without a package concerning the protection of the southern US border with Mexico. Over $60 billion is allocated for Ukraine's needs in this bill.

On February 13, the Senate approved this document. However, House Speaker Mike Johnson refuses to bring the bill to a vote in the lower house of Congress.

Moreover, Johnson stated that the House of Representatives would unblock the bill for aid to Ukraine, but the document would significantly differ from the $95 billion package adopted by the Senate. In particular, assistance to our country will be provided under a loan or credit program.

On March 12, the US presidential administration announced the allocation of a new $300 million military aid package to Ukraine. This is the first military aid package to Ukraine from the United States since December 2023.

It should be noted that recently, the White House stated that this amount would be enough to purchase weapons for the Ukrainian Armed Forces for only two weeks.

It should be added that yesterday, the head of the Pentagon, Lloyd Austin, stated that the future aid to Ukraine from the United States depends solely on the decision of Congress.