MOSCOW, 8 Nov. Washington may cut military and financial aid to Kyiv under pressure from a war-weary public, writes defense and security expert Jack Buckby in an article for 19Fortyfive.
“It looks like the US government is preparing for that moment when the Americans want <…> funding for Ukraine to be reduced, and the presidents of Ukraine and Russia to sit down at the negotiating table,” the observer believes.
According to him, the people of the United States will not always unconditionally and unanimously support Kyiv. Billions of dollars in financial injections and the supply of weapons to the Armed Forces of Ukraine against the backdrop of a deteriorating economic situation in the United States are becoming an increasingly unpopular undertaking that Democrats will no longer be able to sell to their voters, Buckby said.
“Americans in general do not consider foreign policy the most pressing issue, and only six percent of those polled by YouGov called national security the most important issue,” the columnist summed up.
Earlier, The Washington Post, citing sources, reported that the administration of US President Joe Biden Kyiv authorities show openness to dialogue with Moscow. On Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called the conditions for starting negotiations. According to him, this is “the restoration of territorial integrity, respect for the UN Charter, compensation for all losses, punishment of every war criminal and guarantees that this will not happen again.” However, earlier he signed a decree on the implementation of the decision of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine on the impossibility of holding negotiations with the Russian authorities.
As President Vladimir Putin noted in late October, Moscow has said many times that it is ready for dialogue, but the Zelensky regime decided not to continue it.