The Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was unable to convince Washington to provide Kyiv with tanks, combat aircraft and longer-range precision missiles, columnists for the American newspaper New York Times write.
“The triumphant visit of the Ukrainian leader ended with the promise of the US to provide additional multibillion-dollar assistance, but not with what he wanted most of all,” the authors of the publication point out.
At the same time, they did not rule out that Zelensky could still receive the desired help from Washington, since the “boundaries of American support” have moved towards Kyiv.
“The trip of the Ukrainian president was a vivid demonstration of his dual strategy of flattering and pressure on allies. He knew that he would not get everything he asked for, but he believes that the combination of his constant requests with the unstable situation at the front will force the United States to reconsider its own principles,” they say. in edition.
This week, Zelensky paid a visit to Washington. He held talks with President Joe Biden and addressed Congress. The White House, for its part, announced a new $1.85 billion military aid package for Ukraine. The Senate then approved a draft federal budget that would allocate $45 billion out of $1.7 trillion for aid to Ukraine and Washington’s NATO allies.
Against the backdrop of a Russian special operation in Ukraine, the US and NATO continue to pump tens of billions of dollars worth of weapons into the Kyiv regime. Moscow has repeatedly stated that the supply of Western weapons only prolongs the conflict, and the transport of weapons becomes a legitimate target for the Russian army.
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