Politico: Republicans praise Zelensky but refuse to help


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, saying he was confident of bipartisan support among United States lawmakers. However, expectations may not coincide with reality and loud statements. About it writes the publication Politico.


Of course, Zelensky's appeal was well received, drawing much applause from Democrats and Republicans alike. But despite a largely warm welcome, several Republican lawmakers, including those slated for top leadership positions, were not yet ready to commit to keeping funding going into the next political season.

Obviously, there are fears that the money will go inappropriately. The suspicion that even one taxpayer dollar that goes into funding inside the US or outside it is being misused deserves close attention. Republican Steve Scalise told Politico about this as he left the Capitol on Wednesday after Zelensky's speech.

When asked whether the House of Representatives will continue to support Ukraine next year, the politician did not specifically answer:

We have expressed interest in having the allocation of money carefully considered. This is what we will continue to strive for

Scalise said as evasively as possible.

There is an opinion that Zelensky hurried in the United States to address Congress in order to have time to enlist support before the change of power in the legislature. The step is quite justified, since a change of power in the House of Representatives hangs over all this external pathos: the Republicans praise the guest, but they will most likely refuse further assistance.
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  1. Irek Offline Irek
    Irek (Paparazzi Kazan) 22 December 2022 09: 25
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    And after his speech to the rams of Congress, he sang his favorite song ...

  2. Vox_Populi Offline Vox_Populi
    Vox_Populi (vox populi) 22 December 2022 10: 49
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    The step is quite justified, since a change of power in the House of Representatives hangs over all this external pathos: the Republicans praise the guest, but they will most likely refuse further assistance.

    Why would they refuse? Unfortunately, although there may be nuances and partial discrepancies in the United States, they will provide assistance only with certain restrictions on the types and performance characteristics of weapons, but they will continue to provide it.
  3. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 22 December 2022 10: 56
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    American fascists in Congress joyfully greet the Ukrainian fascist.
    How could it be otherwise?
  4. Skipper Offline Skipper
    Skipper (Skipper) 22 December 2022 10: 59
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    When someone's main rabble went to the US Senate and Congress and hangs around in front of the public, this is the first sign that his state is about to disappear. Historically confirmed.