Russia Plays Down Significance of New US Aid to Ukraine

( – Russia has downplayed the importance of America’s renewed aid for Ukraine, stating that the Kremlin will continue its “Special Military Operation,” a term that Russia uses to describe its war in Ukraine.

Putin’s Press Secretary, Dmitry Peskov, claimed that Russia has a significant advantage over Ukraine in the ongoing battles, and it will not back off because of the recently passed US aid for Ukraine.

Peskov believes that this new aid package will do more harm to Ukraine, adding that the country will suffer from more casualties after receiving the funding.

Just a day after the House passed the funding, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged the Senate and President Biden to quickly turn the bill into law and expedite the weapon transfer process. Zelenskyy requested US lawmakers that Ukraine is in dire need of long-range missiles and an air defense system to counter the Russian arsenal.

The Ukrainian president also showed optimism that American aid would help the country defeat Russia.

However, Peskov claimed that the United States would remain the real beneficiary of the bill as it would keep the most funding in America and help its weapon industry thrive. According to Peskov, the bill did not surprise President Putin at all.

Russian state-owned newspaper Izvestia also criticized America’s efforts to drag itself into a foreign war. The newspaper stated that the United States has never emerged victorious from a foreign conflict, including those in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, also stated that America will only meet a humiliating fate in its hybrid war against Russia.

Another Russian news outlet, Moskovsky Komsomolets, predicted an increase in Ukrainian attacks deep into Russian territory after receiving more aid from the US.

On April 20, the House passed a $95 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, which was sent to the Senate, where it is expected to be passed easily. President Biden has already signaled that he will sign the bill as soon as it reaches the White House.

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