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We cannot afford further delays: White House calls on the US Congress to approve Ukraine aid

30 March, 2024 Saturday
13:31

White House National Security Council spokeswoman Adrienne Watson said that Russian leader Vladimir Putin is trying to break the spirit of Ukrainians by attacking Ukraine's energy facilities and urged Congress not to delay the adoption of aid to Kyiv

She said this during a briefing at the White House.

“Russia launched one of its largest aerial assaults against Ukraine’s energy grid since the war began—depriving many people across the country of heat, water, and electricity in the still cold days of early spring. This bombardment—part of a series of Russian attacks on Ukraine’s critical infrastructure— is a terrible reminder of Vladimir Putin’s efforts to break the spirit of the Ukrainian people and plunge them into darkness,” Watson said.

To help Ukraine defend itself against these attacks, she said, the House of Representatives needs to pass a bipartisan supplemental national security bill so that the United States can provide Ukraine with more air defense equipment.

“Ukraine’s need is urgent, and we cannot afford any further delays,” she emphasized.


 
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