Matthew Miller, a US State Department spokesperson, expressed the disappointment shared by the President over Congress's failure to pass funding for what he described as desperately needed support to Ukraine.

“I’d like to echo the president’s disappointment that, despite longstanding and strong bipartisan support for Ukraine as it fights back against Russia’s invasion, that the continuing resolution that passed Congress on Saturday did not include desperately needed support,” Miller is reported as saying by CNN during a press briefing.

He also went on to explain that while the United States can continue assisting Ukraine in the short term by providing equipment from its own stockpiles, through the Presidential Drawdown Authority, critical funding channels like the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative and the Foreign Military Sales system are running low on resources.

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“If we allow authoritarians like President Putin to do whatever they want to other sovereign countries, then the whole UN charter will be shredded, and we are going to live in a world where this kind of aggression can happen anywhere, anytime,” Miller said. 

The future of US aid for Ukraine hangs in the balance after a last-gasp deal to avoid a government shutdown.

Barely a week after President Volodymyr Zelensky was in Washington appealing for more funds, the compromise struck in Congress late Sunday dropped new funding for Ukraine amid opposition from hardline Republicans. 

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Biden urged Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Sunday to “stop the games” and said he “fully expects” him to secure passage of a separate bill for Ukraine funding soon.

 

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ST
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Should be
" And people living in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. "

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Should really a russian bot like you Maddy talk
about corruption. I mean lets talk about russian
corruption? How is the russian army, airforce and
navy working? Let's pretend if your leaders and others
hadn't stolen everything. Then maybe your country
had made it 3 days and so forth.
But you know what greed is not good.
And people living in glass hoses should throw stones.

I mean russian taxs payers have been duped.

No the Potemkin scenery is what the Russians do,
it's totally fake scenery in Russia, the money is
in the pocket of the elite in Russia.

It's as fake as you Maddy just lies.

I really wouldn't fear what the west or what Ukraine,
can do to you. I think you should fear what the russians
in the rural area all over Russia will do to propagandist
and rich elite in Moscow, St. Petersburg will do.
When they understand that they kids dying in vain,
for a mad man dreams. You will probably say that, it will
never happen... one day they will wake up and say
" Enough is enough " I mean that's what happens in
countries with tyrants!!

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And of course, the MAGA ransomed the budget by proposing an unrealistic minimalist spending bill with 50% cuts, so that they could cut out Ukraine in return, knowing that if the Democrats agreed to cut Ukraine, they'd be making the concession that would embolden the MAGA base, and they would lose the nest elections on that very issue. And when that happens, there's no Ukraine anyway, period.
The U.S. is gone. It's been hollowed out to it's bone by the KGB. The sooner you forget them the better.

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Ukraine has become an issue of domestic U.S. policy, like any other. Thus, it has become the issue of the elections. The MAGA will try to destroy Ukraine at all cost in order to remain in power by cutting it off like Medicare, and the sooner this is realised the better.
The only reasonable course of action for Ukraine is to build and deploy nuclear weapons or to obtain nukes from the UK and aircraft from the Netherlands or Sweden. The outcome is the following should the funding be left out:
Ukraine can die and lose, or
Ukraine can die and not lose by nuking russia.

There's no longer a way around it. Ukraine declared independence with the clause saying it was a non nuclear country, so long as it's independent, which hinges on its ability to defend. There's no time to waste. It's nukes or bust.

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ukrainians want to make war. begging for weapons to kill. the world hates such aggressive people. nobody likes ukrainians!

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@fuckyous, Aggressors look who's talking.
You must be looking in a mirror!
Because you sound just like a Russian.
The war is what you guys started in 2014.
I mean lets be real, Ukraine is defending it's
country! And you guys are loosing.
That's why you are upset!
Turns out that your propaganda was wrong!

The west isn't weak and Ukraine isn't a pushover!
Welcome to the real reality!

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Aid to Ukraine will be resolved within the next thirty to forty days as a supplemental piece of legislation.

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@Philip Tummarello,
no, it won't. The Americans who are saying that are trying to leverage time to soften the blow of the fact that Ukraine was thrown under the bus once the legislators were threatened they'd lose pay over the matter.

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