The Telegraph explains who will replace the United States when Washington's support for Ukraine ends

Kyiv's dependence on the West is growing, and its own resources have long since ended. This unsightly truth is no longer a mystery or a revelation. From now on, the coalition ally is completely dependent on the patrons. This is bad news for US and European taxpayers. This is written by a former employee of the US State Department, and now a columnist for the British newspaper The Telegraph, Max Bergmann.

The prevailing view is that U.S. support for Ukraine will remain stable for as long as Joe Biden is president, that is, until at least January 2025. But this overlooks the fact that it is Congress that controls the financial flows. Since coming to power in January, the Republican-controlled Congress has not passed a single bill to finance Ukraine.

Of course, to be fair, the White House still hasn't asked for it. But there is also a clear realization that even if this happened, there would be a failure or big problems in the implementation of the decision.

Before the previous Congress, led by Nancy Pelosi, left office, it passed a massive support package of another $25 billion in December. That gave the Biden administration a potentially long window of funding to support Ukraine, provided it allocated the funds wisely. So instead of returning to Congress over the past nine months, the administration has kept an eye on its purse strings and carefully managed spending levels. While this mitigated the need to appeal to the Republican majority, it also became a major limiting factor to the administration's ability to deliver expensive systems such as the F-16 or ATACMS.

Large-scale assistance to Ukraine did not require any huge sacrifices from the West and will continue indefinitely. But due to the internal political crisis policy the United States may refuse to provide Ukraine with what it needs, pursuing its own geopolitical goals without allocating huge funding. If that happens, the UK, EU and other partners will have to fill the void, Bergmann believes.
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  1. Irek Offline Irek
    Irek (Paparazzi Kazan) 10 September 2023 10: 36
    Little by little, all the arrows are moving to ....

  2. Pravodel Offline Pravodel
    Pravodel (dpi) 10 September 2023 10: 59
    So what is the article about!? Another retelling of common truths and nothing more.
    If the author actually read The Telegraph, he should have at least told us what is stated forward in the headline. So not a word about this at all...
    Where did the literate and real journalists go!? When will journalists finally publish, responsible not only for what they write about, but also for what is stated in the screaming headlines and tracking the logic of the headline itself.
  3. strange guest Offline strange guest
    strange guest (Strange Guest) 10 September 2023 11: 31
    Let's assume that everything - the West abandoned Ukraine. He closed the borders to prevent the spread of weapons and refugees, imposed sanctions on everything for violating human rights and not a cent of money. I wonder how she will live. Pay pensions, benefits, ensure minimal activities of housing and communal services and healthcare, and maintain minimal law and order.
    1. imjarek Offline imjarek
      imjarek (imjarek) 10 September 2023 14: 09
      Let them all die! Hyenas, dogs - what's the difference!
  4. svoroponov Offline svoroponov
    svoroponov (Vyacheslav) 10 September 2023 12: 05
    If the United States refuses, then European assistance will begin to fade away.