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US Security Advisor Jake Sullivan in Kiev

During a visit to Kiev, US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan has called for confidence in continued support from the United States, which is currently being blocked by domestic political disputes. Sullivan spoke on Wednesday with the head of the Ukrainian presidential office, Andriy Yermak, and other high-ranking representatives. President Joe Biden's security advisor emphasized the many different aid programs for the country, which has been brutally attacked by Russia, according to the National Security Council in Washington.

At the same time, Sullivan called on the US Congress to release new money for Ukraine. Support for Kiev has been blocked for months by a dispute between Republicans and Democrats in the US Parliament.

"We know for sure that President Biden's administration and the entire team are doing everything they can today to pass the necessary aid package," said Jermak after the meeting. According to him, the meeting was about preparations for the upcoming NATO summit in Washington. They also discussed the planned summit on President Volodymyr Zelensky's peace formula, which is to take place in Switzerland.

Zelensky's plan envisages a complete withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine. However, he is also concerned with compliance with international law, nuclear safety and a functioning global food supply. Ukraine is using these issues to try to win over developing and emerging countries to its side.

Zelensky also spoke about this with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. According to the presidential office, Zelensky emphasized the importance of India's participation in the summit. India has traditionally maintained close relations with Russia and is one of the most important customers for Russian oil, which is no longer purchased by the West. New Delhi is neutral on the war of aggression against Ukraine, which has been going on for over two years, but has warned Moscow against the possible use of nuclear weapons.

©Keystone/SDA

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