Will Ukraine Survive without Support from the U.S.? “We May Lose Next Summer” CNN
CNN reported on the 15th (local time) that while the U.S. House of Representatives has been slow in processing the Ukraine aid budget, there are warnings that Ukraine is certain to fail if the U.S. does not provide more aid.
CNN analyzed this by citing multiple U.S. and European officials. These officials said that the delay in the support package for Ukraine in the U.S. Congress is causing the U.S. and its allies to assess the potential impact on Ukraine’s defense capabilities and the prospect of long-term defeat.
A senior U.S. military official said, “We and “Together we cannot guarantee success, but it is certain that they (Ukraine) will fail without us,” he said.
CNN reported, “Now Western intelligence agencies are calculating how long Ukraine can survive without the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).”
In particular, a senior U.S. military official observed that Ukraine could significantly retreat or be defeated by next summer.
American and Ukrainian officials said Russian forces were counterattacking at a rate five to seven times greater than Ukrainian forces. This suggests that Ukraine is limiting its ammunition consumption.
According to CNN, concerns are rising among European allies about what Ukraine’s defeat will mean for Europe.
A European diplomat said, “I don’t think people fully realize what the collapse of Ukraine actually means,” and expressed concern that “we will see terrible things.” He called on Russia to remember the ethnic cleansing it carried out in Ukraine and called for continued support for Ukraine.