Veterans group condemns continuous blank checks to Ukraine and wealthy European countries
ARLINGTON, Va.—New reports indicate Congress will include an additional $12 billion in new military and economic aid to Ukraine in the upcoming continuing resolution.
The request would be on top of the roughly $54 billion in U.S. aid to Ukraine Congress has already authorized this year alone. It also comes as the Defense Department warns of ammunition stockpiles becoming “uncomfortably low” as a result of weapons transfers to Ukraine.
CVA Executive Director Russ Duerstine had this to say about the latest request for U.S. aid to Ukraine:
“President Biden and Congress are continuing to send more and more taxpayer dollars to Ukraine, while support from wealthy European countries is fading. With a looming economic crisis and paychecks not going as far as they once did due to record inflation, it is wrong to force the American people to continue to pay for the security of wealthy European welfare states. CVA urges the Biden administration and Congress to stop writing blank checks for the war in Ukraine while Americans struggle here at home.”
The poll found Americans in large part disagree with the Biden administration’s strategy for sending U.S. aid to Ukraine:
- Only 15% of the American public support sending more military and financial aid to Ukraine than wealthy European countries, with almost twice as many people (34%) wanting to send less assistance.
- 54% of respondents said that the United States should only continue to provide aid to Ukraine if the Europeans are willing to match our support.
- Around half of the respondents polled said the U.S. should provide the same level of support for Ukraine as wealthy European countries, not more.