Republican US senators may end military and financial support for Ukraine after midterm congressional elections. This was reported by The Wall Street Journal. Instead, Republicans plan to redirect cash flows to fight China and solve economic problems.
“There are too many members [Палаты представителей]who want the Department of Defense to be more accountable and more focused on existing threats. China is moving very aggressively to build up its navy, and now our navy is shrinking,” Louisiana Republican Steve Scalise was quoted as saying by The Wall Street Journal.
According to the publication, Republicans’ dissatisfaction with military aid to Ukraine is related to high inflation and economic uncertainty in the United States. Some of them, such as Texas State Representative Roger Williams and Missouri Senator Josh Hawley, voted to allocate money for weapons to Kiev. They justified their concerns as a threat to American security.
The United States and Western countries have been providing financial and military aid to Ukraine since Russia launched a special operation in Ukraine. In addition, sanctions were imposed on the Russian Federation, which eventually led to a gas crisis in Europe. Foreign Policy magazine pointed out that the deterioration of the economic situation in the West may lead to a decrease in support for Ukraine.