Absence of US Congress decision to assist Ukraine doesn't indicate wavering support – Ukraine’s MFA
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba says that despite the lack of a decision in the US Congress to help Ukraine amid a possible shutdown, US support has not weakened
He made the statement during a conversation with journalists in Kyiv on Monday before a meeting of EU foreign ministers, European Pravda reported.
"The question is whether what happened in the US Congress last weekend was a case or a system. I think it was a case. We have a very deep discussion with both parts of Congress, Republicans and Democrats," Kuleba said.
According to him, amid a potential shutdown in the US, "the decision was made as it was."
"But we are now working with both sides of Congress to ensure that it does not happen again under any circumstances. Therefore, we do not believe that the US support has been shaken," the Ukrainian minister said.
The Foreign Minister emphasized that the US understands that "much more is at stake in Ukraine than just Ukraine - it is about the stability and certainty in the world." Kuleba believes that the countries will be able to find "the necessary solutions."
- An hour before the October 1 deadline, US President Joe Biden signed a bill to temporarily fund the government until November 17, which had been approved by the US Senate and House of Representatives the day before. Before signing it, Biden issued a statement saying that the deal did not include new funding to continue supporting Ukraine.
- Ukraine's Ambassador to the United States Oksana Markarova explained that the adoption of the draft temporary budget for Ukraine in the United States means that the country will continue to work with its international partners. There are no immediate threats to the supply of weapons and equipment that were previously approved for Ukraine.