Vladimir Putin may be on his way to achieving his goals. Because in both the United States and Europe there are signs that support for Ukraine is eroding.
The short version
- Russian President Vladimir Putin may have gotten his way at a time when support for Ukraine from both the United States and Europe is showing signs of faltering. Both the elections in Slovakia and the budget settlement in the United States indicate this.
- Ukraine depends on support from the United States and Europe, whether in arms or financial support. Not only the ability to fight the Russian invasion, but also the ability to keep the state machinery running.
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Before last weekend’s elections in Slovakia, Robert Fico promised that he would not send a single bullet into Ukraine. His party received 23 percent of the vote and became the largest party in the country.
At the same time that Slovaks went to the polls, American politicians negotiated a budget settlement. The agreement they reached does not allocate a single dollar to Ukraine.
After the massive Russian invasion, many were surprised by how unified the West was in its support of the Ukrainians. Elections in Slovakia and the budget settlement in the United States show signs that the agreement is cracking.
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