Skip to comments.‘We can’t do it alone’: Ukrainians react to lack of additional funding in US spending bill
Posted on 10/02/2023 8:34:09 AM PDT by Mariner
The United States may have avoided a government shutdown on Saturday – but the lack of additional funding for Ukraine in the spending bill has left some residents in the war-torn nation nervous.
Though US President Joe Biden lauded the deal reached by lawmakers, he also acknowledged the lack of new funding for Ukraine, vowing Washington “will not walk away” from Kyiv. Meanwhile, a bipartisan group of leaders in the US Senate also promised to vote on more aid for Ukraine.
For some in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, the drama that has engulfed Congress for the past week is little more than noise as the war rages on.
“These are internal American games. And Ukraine is a hostage to this discussion – this internal war,” Ukrainian serviceman Volodymyr Kostiak told CNN on Sunday, a national holiday marking Defenders Day to honor the country’s veterans and war dead.
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Are there no other countries? Why is this our responsibility?
The Europeans have money. Let them pay for their Fourth Reich.
“These are internal American games”. Paying attention to misguided politicians got Ukraine gutted. I’m talking about all of them, including NATO, America, Ukraine, and Russia. Politicians are delusional at best and insane power seekers at worst.
Is there any doubt that the vast majority in Ukraine, justifiably, hate us?
“We can’t do it alone”
Looks like Russia is gonna win this one, then.
Sooner over the better.
Why would they hate us? The only reason I can think of is that we gave them just enough to prolong the war and ensure that a lot of them were killed before Russia will probably win.
A lot of pundits warned a LONG time ago that all we were doing by giving them all that money was ensuring a lot of Ukrainians were gonna die before this thing finally ended, with Russia the winner.
Just call the Biden School of "Making it Big in Government."
And do it today.
I agree completely with your assessment. I can discern no critical, national security interest the United States has over there. When does it end? It’s American treasure now, is it going to be the blood of American Marines later? I say enough.
FTA-—A CNN poll in August found that most Americans oppose Congress authorizing additional funding to support Ukraine in its fight, with the public roughly split on whether the US has already done enough.
It shows a shift in public enthusiasm, with a similar poll conducted in the early days of the invasion, in February 2022, finding that 62% of people surveyed felt the US should have been doing more.
Partisan divisions have widened since that poll, too, with most Democrats and Republicans now on opposing sides of questions on the US role in Ukraine.
Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, a professor and senior associate dean for leadership studies at the Yale School of Management, said Russian President Vladimir Putin would be closely watching the 2024 US presidential election as his invasion of Ukraine falters.
Putin is “hoping that by January 2025 that [former president Donald] Trump is back in there, and that will see a weakening of the resolve of the allies,” Sonnenfeld said (visions of billions of US tax dollars dancing in his fool head).
But “there is no weakened resolve” in Congress, he added. “It’s just silly politics here that carve things up into pieces,” Sonnenfeld said.
Because we used them to provoke a proxy wat with Russia.
Lindsey loves proxy wars. So does Fauxcahontas, Mitch, Schumer, Wicker, Pelosi, and the other uni-party shills.
Why die for your pipe dreams when you can have others do it for you?
Like every single thing the UniParty touches or encourages, it is wholly anti-American.
So it is with this WWIII.
Understand that the globalists will not let this war be brought to an end by Ukraine nor Russia.
The war on terror ended, this was brought online and is hardly sufficient. Here comes escalations...
Who cares, we have the bombs!
Excellent assessment. Hopefully Taiwan and Japan are paying attention.
What was the name of the Ukrainian General that siphoned off at least 1 billion dollars? How much ended up in the accounts of our bureaucrats and politicians?
If Trump were in the Presidency, America would not be in a proxy war with Russia—or any war!
They can’t do it at all without nato stepping in to ww3. Then there are no winners at all except for the billionaires living in stocked remote enclaves.
maybe these jerks need to sit down at the negotiating table.
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