Coalition to supply missiles with range of 300 to 800 km to Ukraine formed in US Congress - diplomat
Diplomat Roman Bezsmertnyi believes that the United States has decided to supply Ukraine with medium-range missiles
He expressed this opinion on Espreso TV.
"It is no coincidence that the Ukrainian media returned to the topic of transferring the war to the enemy's territory after the bombing and missile attacks on Ukraine during the Christmas and New Year holidays by the Russian military. Now they have begun to write about it again, because it is a direct consequence of the fact that a coalition has been formed in Congress to supply Ukraine with modern weapons and medium-range missile systems - a range of 300 to 800 km," Bezsmertnyi said.
The diplomat called this decision a great stabilising moment in 2023.
"So, this is what we are talking about. If we add to this the fact that today we are getting armoured vehicles and F-16s, we can be quite hopeful about 2023 in terms of stabilisation - first of all, for me this is the most important thing - in the information and psychological state. This depression that was present at the end of 2023, is dangerous not because it breaks the front line, but because it kills our feelings," he added.
What is known about the US Congress' vote for additional aid to Ukraine
On December 4, the White House announced that without a congressional decision, it would run out of money to provide weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russia by the end of the year.
After that, Congress issued an ultimatum to US President Joe Biden regarding assistance to Ukraine: House Speaker Mike Johnson threatened to withdraw support for funding for Kyiv unless the White House agreed to strengthen border security.
On December 6, US President Joe Biden addressed Congress and called for the defense of freedom and to ensure that Russia does not take over Ukraine. Despite this, the Senate failed a procedural vote to begin work on a bill to provide $106 billion in emergency aid to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan.
On December 8, it was reported that the US administration is considering including funding for anti-migration measures in the south of the country in the bill to ensure a Republican vote in Congress.
On December 15, The White House drew attention to Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent statements about his intentions in Ukraine and urges Congress not to delay the passage of new aid for Ukraine.
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said that the United States Senate had postponed the Christmas recess that was supposed to begin next week.