Dmytro Kuleba, Foreign Minister of Ukraine, has said that Ukraine is working at all levels to ensure that the US Congress approves additional funding for Ukraine as soon as possible, as the available funds will be exhausted by the end of the year.
Source: He stated this at a press conference with his Dutch counterpart Hanke Bruins Slot in Kyiv, as reported by European Pravda
Details: Kuleba assured that work with the American side regarding the approval of financing is underway.
Quote: "In particular, last week I had a conversation with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the sidelines of the NATO ministerial meeting. And a good part of this conversation was devoted to this issue. What I heard from my colleague was encouraging," he added.
"This is the decision of American politics, the American parliament, so let's leave it to them. But at all levels, Ukraine continues to work to ensure that this decision is made in a timely manner," the minister concluded.
In September, the White House asked Congress to approve a $106 billion additional funding package that included more than $61 billion in funding for Ukraine, as well as spending on aid to Israel, Taiwan and border protection.
But the initiative was stalled by opposition from far-right Republicans in the House of Representatives, whose new speaker, Mike Johnson, proposed splitting aid to Ukraine and Israel.
Last week, Johnson said he felt "confident and optimistic" that Congress could pass additional funding for both Israel and Ukraine. Meanwhile, the US President Joe Biden's administration warned the leaders of the US Congress that the funds allocated to help Ukraine will run out by the end of this year.