8 Dec 2023

US Senate blocks funding for Ukraine

From Morning Report, 6:40 am on 8 December 2023

In Ukraine, dimming prospects for additional aid to support its war with Russia is raising concern that the West's increasing disinterest could embolden Moscow.

Billions of dollars in new funding for Ukraine was yesterday blocked by the United States senate.

US President Joe Biden begged congress to pass the funding measure, saying doing otherwise would be a 'gift' to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

BBC's Correspondent in Kyiv James Waterhouse spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.