Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy mentioned in a speech launched on Sunday that nothing would weaken his nation’s battle in opposition to Russia, a day after the US Congress handed a stopgap funding invoice that omitted support to Ukraine.
Protection Minister Rustem Umerov mentioned individually he had acquired reassurances about additional navy help in a phone name with US Protection Secretary Lloyd Austin.
“Secretary Austin assured me,” he wrote in a publish on X, the platform previously generally known as Twitter, utilizing flags rather than nation names, that US assist for Ukraine “will proceed” and that Ukrainian “warriors will proceed to have a powerful back-up on the battlefield.”
A Ukrainian international ministry spokesperson mentioned Kyiv was working with its American companions to make sure a brand new finances choice would come with funds for the nation, and that US assist was intact.
Zelenskyy, in a recorded speech marking the Defenders Day vacation, didn’t deal with the vote in Congress straight however reiterated his willpower to battle for victory.
Nobody might “shut down” Ukraine’s stability, endurance, energy and braveness, he mentioned, echoing a Ukrainian verb typically used to seek advice from energy outages brought on by Russian assaults.
He added that Ukraine would solely cease resisting and preventing on the day of victory. “As we draw nearer to it day by day, we are saying, ‘We are going to battle for so long as it takes.'”
US President Joe Biden mentioned on Sunday that Republicans had pledged to offer Ukraine support by a separate vote and US assist couldn’t be interrupted “below any circumstances.”
International Ministry spokesperson Oleg Nikolenko additionally sought to reassure Ukrainians about future US assist in feedback on Fb, stressing that beforehand authorized funds could be unaffected.
“Help for Ukraine stays unwaveringly sturdy within the US administration, in each events and chambers of the US Congress, and most significantly, among the many American folks,” he wrote.
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