The European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, has called on US lawmakers to make a decision in favor of further support for Ukraine.
Borrell said this in a speech in Kyiv on Sunday, as quoted by the AP news agency.
Borrell noted that European officials were surprised by the last-minute agreement reached in Washington to avoid a shutdown of US federal agencies, but at the same time to exclude financial support for Ukraine from the temporary budget bill.
"I hope that this will not be the final decision and that Ukraine will continue to have the support of the United States," Borrell said.
"We are facing an existential threat. The Ukrainians are fighting with all their courage and capabilities, and if we want them to be successful, you have to give them better weapons, and faster," the Spanish diplomat added.
The US approved a last-minute stopgap budget to prevent a government shutdown, but without funds to help Ukraine to increase the chances of its passage.
Author - Olena Madiak, 02/10/2023