Austin warns Russia's success in Ukraine depends on US support
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has warned that Russia is likely to achieve success in Ukraine unless the United States continues its support
The Guardian reported the information.
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has stated that Russia would succeed in Ukraine unless the United States continues to support Kyiv. He made this statement during a Senate hearing on President Joe Biden's request for $106 billion to fund plans for Ukraine, Israel, and American border security.
“I can guarantee that without our support Putin will be successful,” Austin said.
“If we pull the rug out from under them now, Putin will only get stronger and he will be successful in doing what he wants to do,” he added.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell expressed strong support for the White House's aid proposal for Israel and Ukraine, stating that he and the president were aligned on the issue.
McConnell rejected the idea of separating assistance for the two countries, emphasizing the need for continued support.
- On October 26, the newly elected speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives said he believed it was necessary to separate the issues of support for Ukraine and Israel.
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