'We have to stop it while it’s still only in Ukraine': Ambassador from war-torn country speaks in Kentucky
The Ukrainian ambassador to the U.S. made a stop in Kentucky Monday, alongside Sen. Mitch McConnell, to make the case for America’s interests in her country.
It’s an argument McConnell has been making more and more forcefully since fractures over Ukraine aid began appearing in his party – namely, that the outcome of the war in Ukraine is directly tied to American security interests.
Monday, at the University of Louisville, Ukraine Ambassador to the U.S. Oksana Markarova echoed that case.
"After everything we have endured during this difficult 20 months, including your generous support, the support of the American people... if after all of that, we will not be able to stay the course and we will not win, what message does it send to aggressive terroristic Russia, or Iran?" she said.
McConnell has been pushing for an aid package that would send money to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, as well as the U.S. Southern Border, as the country battles what he’s dubbed a “new axis of evil” – China, Russia, and Iran.
The Republican leader said he is optimistic newly-elected House Speaker Mike Johnson will throw his weight behind more U.S. aid to Ukraine. The House is currently advancing a bill that would bolster aid to Israel but does not contain any new money for Kyiv.