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“If the world gets tired, they will simply let us die,” Zelenska says

Olena Zelenska, Ukraine’s First Lady, expressed deep concern over the potential reduction of crucial Western financial support for Ukraine
Olena Zelenska. Source: ABC News

Olena Zelenska, Ukraine’s First Lady, expressed deep concern over the potential reduction of crucial Western financial support for Ukraine, as reported by the BBC.

In an interview with Laura Kuenssberg on the BBC’s Sunday program, Zelenska, speaking just hours after a Russian missile attack, emphasized the gravity of the situation.

“If the world gets tired, they will simply let us die,” she stated, highlighting the existential threat Ukraine could face without sustained international support.

The situation is becoming increasingly precarious as the White House has signaled that US funds for Ukraine could soon be depleted. The provision of additional assistance is currently stalled in Congress, with Republicans demanding concessions from President Joe Biden and Democratic lawmakers on US border funding in exchange for supporting Ukraine aid.

President Biden has been vocal about the implications of this impasse, describing any failure to agree on Ukraine aid as a “gift” for Russian President Vladimir Putin. He cautioned that history would “judge harshly those who turned their back on freedom’s cause.”

“We really need the help. In simple words, we cannot get tired of this situation, because if we do, we die. And if the world gets tired, they will simply let us die,” Zelenska said.

The First Lady also conveyed her distress at the possibility of waning global enthusiasm to aid Ukraine, stating, “It hurts us greatly to see the signs that the passionate willingness to help may fade. It is a matter of life for us. Therefore, it hurts to see that.”

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