Coordinator for Strategic Communications at the National Security Council (NSC) of the White House, John Kirby, said that the American administration only has enough funds for Kyiv for a couple of months. He announced this on Tuesday, October 3 at a regular briefing.
Such support may end if Congress does not allocate additional funds soon, he added.
According to Kirby, the United States has “several billions of dollars more” to provide assistance to Ukraine.
“On average, the Pentagon released tranches of aid every two weeks. And this rhythm will continue in the coming weeks,” he said.
The Strategic Communications Coordinator also noted that Washington’s assistance to Kyiv may help prevent a wider conflict involving the US Armed Forces.
On the same day, it became known that Ukraine had lost two-thirds of its income due to the US refusal to include aid in the budget. This conclusion was reached thanks to data on Ukraine’s budget for 2023, the income for which should be approximately 1.33 trillion hryvnia ($36 billion).
On October 1, the US Senate approved a project to temporarily finance the government for a period of 45 days. The project does not include assistance to Ukraine.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said during a briefing on October 2 that President Joe Biden would soon release another package of military assistance to Ukraine. The administration is determined to help as much as needed, but the steps of Republicans in Congress do not help this, she added.
On the same day, American political scientist Malek Dudakov said that Washington’s assistance to Kiev, which was not included in the law on temporary financing of the US government, would continue, but in a smaller volume.