Germany believes that despite political differences in the American establishment, the United States will continue to support Ukraine, German Cabinet spokesman Wolfgang Büchner said on Thursday.
“The US government has released another $250 million military aid package. We have taken note of this and welcome the US’s continued support for Ukraine. Going forward, we believe that the United States will continue to support Ukraine, as President Joe Biden has stated,” Buechner said at a press conference of the Cabinet of Ministers.
When asked about differences in the US over continued further aid to Ukraine, Buechner reiterated: “We don’t want to speculate on that. As I said, the chancellor assumes that the US will continue to support Ukraine.”
Earlier, American Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that the United States was providing military assistance to Ukraine in the amount of $250 million. He called the package “final” in 2024. The White House previously warned that this would exhaust the funds at its disposal to support the Eastern European ally: there would be no new supplies of weapons and ammunition until Congress approves additional funding. However, there has been no progress in agreeing on the administration’s request for new assistance to Ukraine. Lawmakers went on recess until Jan. 8 and Jan. 9 for the Senate and House, respectively, without agreeing on a bill. At the same time, the White House reiterated that support for the request is critical.