The United States support of NATO member Ukraine has been overwhelming. On Sunday, U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan refused to rule out long-term U.S. involvement in Ukraine.
When asked by CNN’s Dana Bash how long the U.S. will support Ukraine, Sullivan dodged giving an exact answer. “War is unpredictable. One year ago, we were all bracing for the fall of Kyiv in a matter — in a matter of days. One year later, Joe Biden was standing with President Zelenskyy in Kyiv declaring that Kyiv stands,” Sullivan responded.
On Feb. 24, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky ridiculed Americans who believe the U.S. is giving too much support to his country. “If they don’t change their opinion, if they don’t support Ukraine, they will lose NATO and they will lose their leadership position in the world,” Zelensky said of Americans tired of Ukraine spending.
Zelensky’s comments came a day after the Biden administration’s treasury secretary, Janet Yellen, announced the White House is directing an additional $10 billion in funding to Ukraine.