Posted 9 марта 08:23

Published 9 марта 08:23

Modified 9 марта 09:10

Updated 9 марта 09:10

Kiev is outraged by the refusal of Republican Kevin McCarthy to visit Ukraine

9 марта 2023, 08:23
The Speaker of the House of Representatives of the US Congress, Republican Kevin McCarthy, did not accept Vladimir Zelensky's invitation to visit Ukraine. This caused outrage in Kiev.

"McCarthy should come to Kiev to see with his own eyes what is happening here, what kind of help we need", - the Ukrainian leader said in an interview with CNN.

Meanwhile, the Politico newspaper writes, the Speaker of the House of Representatives adheres to his previous position – the United States should not give "carte blanche" to Kiev and not respond to Ukraine's demands for unlimited and unfounded financial assistance.

"There is no need to fly to Ukraine to understand how the billions allocated by the United States are distributed. I already get all the information I need on this topic in Washington", - Kevin McCarthy said.

According to TASS with reference to the American media, previously many Republicans in the House of Representatives publicly opposed the allocation of additional funds to Ukraine, although most congressmen are in favor of further military support for the Armed Forces.

Over the past year, the US has spent more than $113 billion. for the needs of Ukraine, including more than $50 billion. of this amount - for military aid.