Republican member of the US House of Representatives Matt Gaetz said that Ukraine has lost support from the Republican Party majority in the House of Representatives.
“Ukraine has lost majority support in the House of Representatives of Congress,” Gaetz said.
Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz pointed out that in the last vote in the Council on Ukraine last week, 101 Republicans voted for the resolution while 117 voted against.
The US Congress passed a bill over the weekend, which US President Joe Biden later signed, allowing the continuation of appropriations to the federal government in the absence of an agreed-upon state budget for the country’s fiscal year, which began on October 1, 2024.
However, at the initiative of the opposition Republican Party of the United States, provisions on the allocation of new significant financial aid to Ukraine were excluded from this document.
The executive branch of the government requested $13 billion from the legislative branch as additional expenditures in fiscal year 2023 for emergency military assistance to Kiev.
In addition, $8.5 billion was requested to assist Ukraine and a number of other countries in the field of economy and security.
These points or any similar points weren’t included in the document approved by Congress, which Biden signed on Saturday evening and thus became active.
The US President said on Sunday that Washington would continue to provide assistance to Kiev, and called on Republicans in the Capitol to support initiatives of this kind.
White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said Monday that Washington has funds to meet the immediate needs for military assistance to Ukraine, but the funds aren’t available for long-term support.
US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby previously indicated that any cessation of US support would negatively affect the Ukrainian army’s ability to achieve success on the battlefield.