“Europe alone will not be able to support Ukraine as it has done so far, neither financially nor militarily,” said the Ukrainian leader in an interview with the first German public television channel, ARD.
Zelensky admitted that there is a great risk that some European leaders will begin to waver if there are no positive signals from the United States of America (USA).
He mentioned as possible consequences the lack of weapons and financial resources for Ukraine and the loss of the United States-Europe alliance.
Another consequence would be the recognition that Europe would be alone in defending against Russia if Ukraine were unable to prevent the advance of Russian troops to other countries.
“That would be a serious threat. And [o Presidente russo Vladimir] Putin would make the most of the situation, he warned, quoted by the Spanish agency EFE.
Zelensky also commented on a hypothetical withdrawal of the United States from NATO if Donald Trump returned to power, noting that other countries could change their position, especially those with economic ties with Russia.
A change in US defense policy towards Ukraine and Europe could also mean the end of the common sanctions policy against Russia, he said.
Zelensky admitted that he would react normally if Trump were elected, arguing that Kiev has the support of Democrats and Republicans, despite some Republicans blocking a $61.4 billion (€56.6 billion) aid package. , at the current exchange rate).
Ukraine has relied on financial and weapons aid from Western allies since Russia invaded the country on February 24, 2022.
Kiev’s allies have also enacted sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy to try to diminish Moscow’s ability to finance the war effort in Ukraine.
The nearly two-year conflict caused the destruction of important infrastructure in several areas of Ukraine, as well as an undetermined number of civilian and military casualties.
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