The top diplomat of the European Union expressed assurance that the United States will maintain their support for Ukraine, despite a funding package for Kyiv being dropped by lawmakers in Washington to prevent a government shutdown.
“I am confident that this decision will be revisited and that we will continue to support you,” stated Josep Borrell during a press conference in Kyiv on Monday, in regards to the contentious funding request made by Republican lawmakers in the United States.
The foreign minister of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, also minimized the impact of the U.S. Congress’s decision, referring to it as an “occurrence.”
Kuleba, along with Borrell, stated to reporters that they are collaborating with both branches of Congress to prevent a recurrence in the future, regardless of the circumstances.
European Union foreign ministers also conveyed their belief that Ukraine will continue to receive support from the United States as long as Joe Biden remains in his position.
Catherine Colonna of France emphasized that President Biden has reassured us of his dedication, leaving no doubt that the U.S. will continue to support Ukraine.
European Union foreign ministers convened for an informal meeting on Monday in Kyiv, with the intention of addressing the potential provision of arms to Ukraine.
After pro-Russia candidate Robert Fico won the election in Slovakia, the meeting commenced, causing concern among EU capitals that Bratislava may no longer back Ukraine.
According to Kuleba, it is premature to determine the effect of the elections on Ukraine’s support. We must wait for a coalition to be established.