The Kremlin confirmed on Monday that the West’s fatigue with providing support to Ukraine will increase, while European Union foreign ministers seek to prove the opposite through their meeting in Kiev.
Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, “Fatigue with completely absurd support for the Kiev regime will increase in various countries, especially in the United States”.
The agreement on the US federal budget that Congress reached late Saturday to avoid the closure of federal institutions didn’t include any new aid to Ukraine.
But US President Joe Biden stressed that his country won’t abandon Ukraine.
In response to a question about US aid during a press conference, Peskov expected that Washington will continue its involvement in this conflict.
Peskov noted that the fatigue of the West will create more divisions in the political establishment and lead to contradictions.
These statements come as European Union foreign ministers held a historic meeting in Kiev on Monday to express their solidarity and support for Ukraine, at a time when Kiev seeks to join the bloc in the future.
For its part, the White House on Monday rejected the Kremlin’s statements that Western fatigue in supporting Ukraine will increase after an agreement on the US budget reached by Congress on Saturday to avoid the closure of federal institutions deprived Kiev of new aid.
White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said, “If Putin thinks he can outlast us, he is mistaken,” adding that there is a large Western coalition supporting Ukraine against the Russian invasion.