Ukraine Troops Reportedly Running Out or Rationing Ammo: White House Warning Issued as Aid Package Remains Blocked by Republicans

Credits: NBC News

Ukrainian troops are facing an ammunition shortage as a significant package of US military aid, requested by President Joe Biden, remains stalled by Republicans in Congress, according to a senior White House official.

National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan stated that reports of Ukrainian troops rationing or running out of ammunition on the front lines against Russian attacks have been increasing.

He emphasized the urgency of the situation, urging the Republican-led House to swiftly pass the multi-billion-dollar assistance package for Ukraine.

Ukrainian Soldiers (Credits: The Wall Street Journal)

Sullivan highlighted the escalating stakes, stating that every day of inaction comes at a cost to both the people of Ukraine and the national security interests of the United States. He emphasized the need for immediate action to provide crucial support to Ukraine.

Meanwhile, Foreign Secretary David Cameron faced criticism from Republicans for comparing GOP lawmakers’ reluctance to send more aid to Ukraine to the appeasement of Hitler in the 1930s.

Cameron urged Republicans not to obstruct additional military aid packages, equating their stance to the weak appeasement of Hitler before World War II.

The Senate has approved a $95 billion foreign aid package, including over $60 billion for Ukraine and $14 billion for Israel. However, the package’s fate in the House is uncertain, with Speaker Mike Johnson indicating that he does not plan to bring it to the floor for a vote.

Republicans criticized Cameron’s remarks, with Rep. Andy Biggs calling them “laughable” and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene dismissing them as immature. They expressed concerns about providing a “blank check” without clear benchmarks for ending the conflict.

Former President Donald Trump also stirred controversy by suggesting that Russia could act as it pleased with NATO members who do not pay their dues. This remark sparked criticism from allies and opponents alike, with the White House denouncing it as “appalling and unhinged.”

Overall, the situation underscores the complex political dynamics surrounding the conflict in Ukraine and the challenges of providing effective support to the country amidst geopolitical tensions and domestic political debates.

I'm Richard Rosales, I cover political news and ongoing US elections.