West can afford to keep supporting Ukraine, Polish PM says

22 October 2022, 12:11 AM
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Flag of Poland (Photo:kaboompics / pixabay)

Russia must realize the United States and the EU can and will continue providing sufficient assistance to Ukraine, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki said in a speech on Oct. 21.

“The Kremlin should know that just as the United States declared another multibillion-dollar financial assistance to Ukraine for next year, the EU will also help, and these funds will be enough for the functioning of the Ukrainian state,” Morawiecki said.

The PM stressed that he sees Poland playing a significant role in the process of disbursing EU funds to Ukraine. The European Commission is working to provide funds to Kyiv, but there must be consensus among all EU members on the mechanism for their allocation. Morawiecki noted that European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen also listened to Poland's arguments regarding financial assistance to Ukraine.

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On Oct. 20, NBC News reported that the United States plans to allocate a new $50 billion military aid package to Ukraine by January 2023. The U.S. Congress has given Ukraine a total of $65 billion in aid since Russia’s full-scale invasion began in February.

Earlier U.S. media reports suggested that there was disagreement in the Republican Party over the scope of Washington’s security and financial assistance to Kyiv. This comes as the GOP is poised to take control of the House of Representatives in the upcoming midterm elections.

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