Polish foreign minister to Speaker Johnson on Ukraine: ‘The credibility of your country is at stake’ 

Poland’s foreign minister on Sunday doubled down on demands for U.S. aid to Ukraine, insisting he would tell House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-Louisiana) about the war-torn country’s “fate” and America’s “reliability.” did. In danger.

Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski was asked on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS what he would say if he had the chance to speak to Mr. Johnson, and he said, “As a former Speaker of the House of Commons and current Speaker of the House of Commons, I would say Mr. Johnson.” Told. Mr. Speaker, it is the fate of Ukraine, and what we are asking you to do is the tortured Ukrainian people, but it is also the credibility of your country that is at stake. ”

“The wartime president of the United States came to Kyiv on a historic visit and instilled American standards in downtown Kyiv, saying, ‘You are an ally, we will do whatever it takes, and we will do whatever it takes, no matter how long it takes. Please help me,” Sikorski continued. “America’s word has been spoken. It must be followed up with action and results.”

Johnson is facing growing pressure to pass a stalled foreign aid package that includes $60 billion in aid for Ukraine’s war against Russia. The Senate passed a $95 billion emergency defense spending bill earlier this month, nearly four months after President Biden sent a request to Congress to provide funding to Kyiv.

However, the bill remains uncertain in the House of Representatives, where Prime Minister Johnson has indicated he will not bring it to a vote because it lacks the border security measures sought by House Republicans.

Aid to Eastern European countries has been stalled for nearly a year amid growing divisions among lawmakers. Congress has not passed legislation with funding for Ukraine since the Democratic majority passed the Fourth Policy for the Nation in late 2022.

Sikorski on Sunday stressed the dangers of Ukraine continuing to fight Russia, saying Ukrainians are now “in defensive mode” after the victory over Russia cost them material and additional personnel. he claimed.

“I was in Kiev in December and I was talking with my Ukrainian counterpart all the time. Around Avdiivka, they were outnumbered by 8 to 1 in artillery power,” he said on Sunday. “So they’re fighting in close quarters combat. So more people are dying than necessary because of the lack of weapons. The reason for the lack of weapons is because the replenishment bill hasn’t been passed yet.”

Poland, which borders Ukraine, has remained steadfast in its support of the fight against Russia, nearly two years after Russia launched its invasion.

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