Shortly after the US Congress passed a stopgap funding bill that omitted aid to Ukraine, Volodímir Zelenski He assured in his Sunday night speech that nothing would weaken his country’s fight against Russia. The president assured that no one could “turn off” the stability, resistance, strength and courage of his country and added that Ukraine He would only stop resisting and fighting on the day of victory. “As we get closer to her each day, we say, ‘We will fight as long as it takes.'”
For his part, the Minister of Defense, Rustem Umerov, said on his X (Twitter) account that he had received guarantees about greater military aid in a phone call with the US Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin. “Secretary Austin assured me” that US support for Ukraine “will continue” and that “Ukrainian warriors will continue to have strong support on the battlefield.”
The spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Oleg Nikolenko, also tried to reassure Ukrainians about future US support in comments on Facebook, stressing that previously approved funds would not be affected. “Support for Ukraine remains unwaveringly strong in the US administration, in both parties and chambers of the US Congress, and, most importantly, among the American people,” she wrote.