Yellen believes that the US will be responsible for the defeat of Ukraine if the aid is not voted in the Congress

Janet Yellen / Photo EPA-EFE / SASCHA STEINBACH

The US will be "responsible for the defeat of Ukraine" if Congress does not approve the Biden administration's new request for multibillion-dollar funding for the war-torn country, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky canceled an address to US Congress. .

Yesterday in Mexico City, she assessed that the financing, especially of the general state budget of Ukraine, is "absolutely necessary" and that it is a prerequisite for the support of the International Monetary Fund to continue reaching Ukraine.

Yellen said funding for Ukraine is essential for all of America's allies in Europe to help the country win the fight against Russian invasion.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi's chief of staff said earlier that the delay in US aid created a "big risk" that Ukraine would lose the nearly two-year war.

The Ukrainian leader later canceled a speech to Congress in which he was expected to highlight a request for direct US aid, as lawmakers debated an additional spending package of more than $100 billion that would include aid to Ukraine and Israel, as well as funding for border security .

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