US aid for Kiev to remain same or grow after midterms: Ukrainian MoD
Ukrainian Defense Minister tells US weekly Newsweek that "US support will either remain at the same high level, or else it will grow."
US support for Ukraine would increase or at least remain the same regardless of the midterm elections' results as helping Kiev is in Washington's interest, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov believed.
"It is in the direct interest of the United States to support Ukraine all the way through to victory, and I believe that, even after the elections, US support will either remain at the same high level, or else it will grow," Reznikov told US weekly Newsweek on Thursday.
"A majority of the American people" supported Kiev and understood that "it is for them to partner with Ukraine in this fight" against Moscow, the Ukrainian minister said.
Republican lawmakers, who are projected to win the House majority and are known for skepticism over excessive financial support for Ukraine, may slow down aid, former Virginia State Senator Richard Black told Sputnik earlier today.
During a news conference on Wednesday, US President Joe Biden reaffirmed his optimism and hope that the new Congress "will continue this bipartisan approach of controlling Russia's aggression in Ukraine."
All 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate were up for election this year, as well as various state-level and local positions.
Republicans are expected to take over the House of Representatives, the lower chamber of Congress, while control over the upper chamber, the Senate, is largely undetermined. This could hamper the White House decision-making process in various areas including military support for Ukraine.
Earlier this week, Biden expressed hope that he could reach an agreement on supplying Ukraine with more help.
House Minority Leader McCarthy said Republicans will not write a “blank check” for Ukraine if his party wins the House majority, adding that "people are gonna be sitting in a recession and they’re not going to write a blank check to Ukraine."