The move by Republicans in the US House to strip out Ukraine aid/money has had an effect in Europe….
The once taboo topic of ‘How Long is this gonna go?….Along with “How much is this gonna cost us?’ are out in the open….
President Biden and even some Republican’s are trying to beat the worries back…
(The US WILL continue its assistance , but will be cut back and how long at all?)
But they ARE there….
This plays to Russian President Putin who is playing the long game….
As the Ukraine SLOWLY gains back its territory Russia conquered?
Russia works to help American and other politician’s to question the Ukraine effort’s and undermine support for the Ukraine, which Putin wants to badly be back in Russia’s grip…
Even support for Ukraine migrants has dropped in some European countries….
The number of cargo ships carrying Ukraine grain thru the Black Sea are growing ….
The Ukraine President so much wants to have his country join the EU and NATO….
These are two things Russian President Putin IS STRONGLY against….
It is unknown if President Biden and European leaders have the nerve to take this step….
Drone wars continue …
Russia’s strategy to win the war in Ukraine is to outlast the West.
But how does Vladimir Putin plan to do that?
American officials said they are convinced that Mr. Putin intends to try to end U.S. and European support for Ukraine by using his spy agencies to push propaganda supporting pro-Russian political parties and by stoking conspiracy theories with new technologies.
The Russia disinformation aims to increase support for candidates opposing Ukraine aid with the ultimate goal of stopping international military assistance to Kyiv.
Russia has been frustrated that the United States and Europe have largely remained united on continued military and economic support for Ukraine, American officials said….
The top diplomats of E.U. member nations are gathering as the organization pledges to increase military support for Ukraine. Its most senior officials back Ukraine’s entry into the group.
Here’s what we’re covering:
E.U. foreign ministers met outside the borders of the bloc.
Both Russian and Ukrainian officials predict that U.S. support for Kyiv will not change.
Support for taking in refugees has dropped in Poland and Hungary, a new survey shows.
A Ukrainian group works to encourage reporting Russian abuses beyond physical violence.
More cargo vessels use Ukraine’s new Black Sea shipping corridor amid Russian threats.
Russian shelling leaves one dead and six injured in Kherson……
On a trip to Kyiv, the European Union’s top diplomat, Josep Borrell, reiterated the bloc’s unbending commitment to support Ukraine in defending itself. “Maybe it’s not being seen like this for everybody around the world,” he told reporters Monday, “but for us Europeans, it’s an existential threat.” E.U. foreign ministers convened in Ukraine’s capital for an informal meeting.
Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.
President Biden sought to reassure Ukrainians, saying he hoped Republicans would “keep their word” after a funding bill that averted a U.S. government shutdown over the weekend did not include more aid for Kyiv. “We cannot under any circumstances allow America’s support for Ukraine to be interrupted. Too many lives are at stake, too many children, too many people,” Biden said Monday afternoon during a meeting of his Cabinet, CNN reported.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) were among the Republican leaders signaling during television interviews that more aid for Ukraine is in the pipeline. McCarthy, who linked that support to increased U.S. border-control efforts, is also facing a potential challenge to his leadership that could further complicate U.S. aid plans.
Ukraine’s foreign minister expressed his confidence that U.S. lawmakers will support Kyiv’s war effort. “We are now working with both sides of the Congress to make sure that it does not repeat again,” Dmytro Kuleba said Monday, referring to the omission of aid for Kyiv. Kuleba framed Ukraine’s war effort as a global fight for a rules-based order: “What is at stake in Ukraine is much bigger than just Ukraine. It’s about the stability and the predictability of the world,” he said.
Zelensky spoke with European foreign ministers in Kyiv about Ukraine’s hopes to join the E.U. “We will implement all recommendations,” Zelensky told the foreign ministers, according to an account from the Ukrainian president’s office, referring to seven recommendations that Ukraine received from the European Commission for the start of negotiations for E.U. membership. Zelensky also said the arrival of E.U. foreign ministers was an important signal to the world. “Helping Ukraine is helping the whole world. If Ukraine falls, Russia will start a big war. And not only on the territory of our state.”
Another challenge to Western unity on Ukraine policy may come from Slovakia after pro-Russian populist Robert Fico and his party won the country’s parliamentary elections over the weekend. If Fico’s Smer party leads a coalition government, as appears likely, it could threaten Slovakia’s strong support for neighboring Ukraine.
Bulgaria will ban cars with Russian number plates from entering the country starting Monday, its border police head told national television. The E.U. member is the latest to enforce guidance published last month by the European Commission, prohibiting Russian-registered motor vehicles from entering the 27-member bloc under the current sanctions regime.
Russian shelling killed one person and injured six others in the Kherson region, its governor, Oleksandr Prokudin, said Monday on Telegram. Two children were among those injured in the attacks, which damaged residential buildings, a kindergarten, a church and a gas pipeline, he said.
The Ukrainian air force warned Monday that Russian forces are using tactical missiles in front-line areas in southeastern Ukraine. Missile attacks were repelled in the Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia regions early Monday, air force officials said on Telegram.