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Zelenskyy on funding Ukraine: 'I'm sure U.S. won't let us down'

Zelenskyy on funding Ukraine: 'I'm sure U.S. won't let us down' Photo: President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo: Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has stated that he has no doubts regarding the support of the United States, and therefore, Ukraine will receive full support and financial assistance.

This information was stated at a press conference of the Ukrainian leader.

"As for financial assistance, we are working very hard on this. I am sure that the United States will not let us down, and what we agreed upon in the U.S. will be fully implemented," Zelenskyy said.

The President emphasized that he is confident that Ukraine will receive financial assistance from the United States. Additionally, in the U.S., there is an understanding of how the support will impact the combat capability and defense of Ukraine.

"It seems to me that I have found understanding with Biden and both chambers. We'll see," he stated.

Problems with U.S. financial assistance for Ukraine

In October of this year, U.S. President Joe Biden requested over $106 billion from Congress for national security needs. Among them is new funding for military aid to Ukraine totaling over $61 billion.

However, on December 6, the U.S. Senate blocked the start of debates on the military aid package. The reason for this was the demands of the Republican Party to include a more stringent set of measures for protecting the southern border with Mexico in the bill.

Republicans and Democrats have initiated negotiations to reach a compromise on providing funding for military assistance to Ukraine. Against this backdrop, the U.S. Senate has decided to continue its work before the Christmas holidays.

For more details on why the U.S. is struggling to reach an agreement on aid to Ukraine, refer to the material by RBC-Ukraine.