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Biden's meeting with Congress leaders: situation in Ukraine very dire

Feb 28, 2024

The White House has warned that the situation in Ukraine is "very dire" following "intense" talks between congressional leaders and US President Joe Biden.

This was reported by The Hill.


White House National Security Advisor John Kirby noted the critical situation at the front due to the lack of ammunition in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. According to him, soldiers are " making some real tough decisions about what they’re going to shoot at and what they’re going to shoot at it with" and "running out of bullets".

"I’m not in a position to put a time stamp on it and say, you know, by such and such date, they’ll lose the war, but they are certainly beginning to lose territory — territory that they had clawed back from the Russians. And now they have to give it back to the Russians because they can’t — they can’t fight them off," Kirby said.

He also noted that Ukraine needs financial assistance for defense needs, which has been stalled in Congress.

"We need it now. I won’t even begin to speculate what would be too late. We’re already in some ways too — too late. They (Ukrainian military - ed.) lost the town Avdiivka, because of — literally because of ammunition. So in some ways, it’s already having a dramatic effect on the battlefield," Kirby said.

Senate Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries suggested that the meeting was productive, but both characterized the talks on Ukraine as "intense".

Schumer said that during the meeting, he emphasized President Zelensky's warning that "if they don't get help quickly, Ukraine could fall".

As a reminder, on Tuesday, February 27, US President Joe Biden met with congressional leaders at the White House. The main topics of the talks were the problem of approving aid to Ukraine and avoiding a shutdown - the suspension of the government due to a delay in approving the US state budget.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 28/02/2024

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