The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said that Russia “must be stopped” so that they “do not attack a NATO country” as he warned this will drag America into a “broader conflict.”
Blinken said that Ukrainian forces have made “remarkable progress” and they have returned more than half the territory seized by Vladimir Putin.
He warned that if Congress does not approve a military aid package for Ukraine by the end of this year, then “the only people who would be happy if the supplemental budget request is not voted on and approved by Congress are sitting in Moscow, sitting in Tehran, sitting in Beijing.”
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Blinken told CNN, “For Ukraine this is absolutely vital. They have made remarkable progress over the last year – pushing back Russian aggression, taking back more than 30% of the territory that was seized since February 2022.”
He said that he believes “Russia must be stopped in Ukraine so that they do not go on to attack a NATO country and drag the United States into a broader conflict.”
The US are set to cut funding for Ukraine in the new year unless more funding can be found to supply Kyiv with billions of US dollars worth of military hardware.
A US intelligence chief has warned that Ukraine will fall to Russia within months unless America pumps in more military aid.
Senate Intelligence Chair Mark Warner said that Vladimir Putin believes that Ukraine will fall to Russia, he asked, “Why, at this moment in time, would we prove Putin right?
Warner gave the warning after the US Senate failed to reach the 60-vote threshold to provide “crucial” military aid package for Ukraine.
Warner wrote, “Vladimir Putin’s hopes for victory rest on the US walking away from Ukraine.”
President Joe Biden’s $110 billion military aid package for Ukraine and Israel with aid for Gaza was blocked by the US Senate.
President Biden echoed Warner’s warnings, he said, “Republicans in Congress are willing to give Putin the greatest gift he could hope for and abandon our global leadership, not just Ukraine, but beyond that.