Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenksy has shot down Americans who “believe that the U.S. is giving too much support to Ukraine.”
Following the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine this week, Zelensky spoke with reporters about the war.
During Democrat President Joe Biden’s surprise visit to Ukraine on Monday, the White House pledged another $10 billion in taxpayer money for Ukraine’s war effort.
To date, Americans have sent $200 billion to fund Ukraine’s war effort, with more likely to roll out in the coming months.
But for Zelenksy, that’s just not enough.
The Ukraine leader had a stern message for those Americans who’d rather see their tax dollars used domestically, instead of being sent to fund a foreign nation’s war chest.
“A growing number of Americans believe that the US is giving too much support to Ukraine,” a British reporter asked Zelensky.
“What would your message be to those Americans..?”
“I would like to thank the American people,” Zelensky began.
“I would like to thank all of the American people who are supporting Ukraine.
“The Congress, the president, the TV channels, the journalists, and everyone that has been supporting us.
“And that percentage of Americans as you’ve mentioned is increasing, I can tell them only one thing: If they do not change their opinion, if they do not understand us, if they do not support Ukraine, they will lose NATO, they will lose the clout of the United States, they will lose the leadership position that they enjoy in the world, that they enjoy in the world.
“That they enjoy for a very fair reason.
“And they will lose the support of the country with a 40 million population, with millions of children.
“Are Americans’ children any different from ours?” Zelensky said.
“Don’t Americans enjoy the same things as we do?
“I don’t think we’re that different.”
BREAKING: Zelensky slams Americans who don't want to give more to Ukraine! pic.twitter.com/2Dladd6OBv
— David Vance (@DVATW) February 24, 2023