Zelensky reveals how much US pays Ukraine — RT World News


Covering Kyiv’s expenses is costing US taxpayers $1.5 billion a month, Ukrainian president says

The Ukrainian government is heavily backed by US money, with Washington contributing $1.5 billion a month to the budget, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has revealed.

The sum was mentioned by the Ukrainian leader during an interview with CBS host Margaret Brennan for the show “Face the Nation”, which aired on Sunday.

Currently, Kyiv operates “a deficit of 5 billion dollars in our budget”, Zelensky said, adding that “the United States gives us $1.5 billion every month to support our fight budget” against Russia.

Zelensky argued that arming and otherwise assisting Ukraine militarily is a “win-win” for the United States. He promised that once Russia was defeated, the Ukrainian people would return to their home country and begin paying taxes there, easing the burden on American taxpayers.

“For the United States, it will be a big saving, but for us, it will be an opportunity to secure our territory and make it safe for our people,” he added. he stated.


US President Joe Biden has pledged to help Ukraine “as long as it takes” to ensure a strategic defeat of Russia, which he declared Washington’s ultimate goal in the conflict.

Many Americans do not share the president’s view that the situation in Ukraine is critical. According to conservative election pollster Rasmussen Reports, he failed to make the top ten list of concerns for potential voters.

Earlier this month, the Biden administration asked Congress to authorize some $12 billion in additional aid to Ukraine, including $4.5 billion to financially support the Kyiv government beyond september. He asked for an additional $2 billion to help Ukraine offset rising energy prices.

The package is expected to be approved on Friday, but some political analysts question whether cash flow to Ukraine can be sustained after midterm elections in November.

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“America can’t afford to provide Ukraine with a blank checkbook when we have inflation, gas prices, a supply chain crisis, all of the above, happening at we”, a GOP lawmaker told Politico, speaking on condition of anonymity. “That’s what I hear from my constituents.”

The outlet predicted that if the Republican Party wins the House, Biden will face more resistance to his demands for emergency Ukraine aid.

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