The US are to cut off funding for Ukraine by the end of the year as they will “run out of resources” and will not be able to procure more weapons.
The White House budget chief Shalanda Young warned on Monday that time is running out for Ukraine which will “kneecap” Ukrainian forces “on the battlefield.”
Young wrote a letter to House Speaker that there is “no magical pot of funding” which will end up being very damaging for Ukraine in their fight against Russian forces.
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The war is now in its third winter and Vladimir Putin is playing the long game for Ukraine as he has been throwing everything at the war to win.
Young wrote, “I want to be clear: without congressional action, by the end of the year we will run out of resources to procure more weapons and equipment for Ukraine.”
“Cutting off the flow of US weapons and equipment will kneecap Ukraine on the battlefield,” she added.
The former ally to President Donald Trump, who is now the newly appointed Republican House Speaker, Mike Johnson, is opposing any more aid for Ukraine.
Young has warned that funds have almost dried up to help Ukraine saying, “There is no magical pot of funding available to meet this moment. We are out of money and nearly out of time.”
She said that by the US not agreeing to continue funding Ukraine will put all of their efforts to date at risk which will hand Putin a “victory” in his war.
“This isn’t a next year problem. The time to help a democratic Ukraine fight against Russian aggression is right now. It is time for Congress to act,” young wrote.
The West could hand Putin a “victory” over their “lethargy” as Ukraine desperately need more support from their allies.
Many are saying that Russia is “winning the war” in Ukraine as they have plenty of “cannon fodder” to throw in the battlefields which is costing Putin the lives of around a 900 soldiers a day.
Moscow has an endless support of weapons from Iran and North Korea and it seems that Putin is prepared for the long haul.
The war in between Hamas and Israel has shifted the focus for the West and some supplies destined for Ukraine from the US ended up in Israel.
NATO’s General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg warned that Russia has a “high tolerance for casualties” after the Russian Army has lost over 525,000 soldiers.
Stoltenberg said that Russia has “lost a substantial part of its conventional forces. Hundreds of aircraft and thousands of tanks.”
Stoltenberg added, “As Ukraine has moved forward, Russia has fallen backward. It is now weaker politically, militarily, and economically.”