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Trump is a catastrophe for Ukraine — military expert Badrak

21 December, 2023 Thursday
10:56

Next year is crucial for Ukraine. Much depends on whether it will receive assistance from the United States

Valentyn Badrak, Director of the Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies, military expert, told this on the Espreso TV channel.

"My insider sources tell me that the probability of the US transferring $61.4 billion to Ukraine is no more than 30%. This is because today the Republicans want to see Trump in power, and Trump is a disaster, including for Ukraine," he says.

"Biden is struggling as much as possible not to surrender his own positions. In fact, to get this funding, Biden has to abandon his own political positions and give everything to Trump," Badrak said.

  • 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.
  • December 15 The White House draws 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.


 
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