According to him, the visit of the Ukrainian leader lacked the pomp and hospitality that was expected. At the same time, many goals were never achieved: we are talking about an attempt to isolate Russia in the UN Security Council, huge international support for Kiev, a reception in Congress and the transfer of long-range systems, writes RIA Novosti.
Zelensky’s visit did not become an event in the United States; There were no massive pro-Ukrainian or anti-Russian demonstrations in either New York or Washington, the agency’s interlocutor noted. At the same time, during Zelensky’s speech, the UN room was, at best, half full, “which seemed to be based on an alternative reality,” the expert noted.
He added that the Ukrainian president was only able to receive small funding and words of support from President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken. However, in general, it can be said that the adventures of the president of Ukraine in the United States “contain not delight, but a certain disappointment.”
Rasmussen emphasized that Washington needs to determine whether to seek to end the conflict or escalate it, increasing the likelihood of involvement. International support, especially from the global south, is not on Ukraine’s side, support in Europe is waning and Congress is quickly tiring of providing unlimited checks, the official added.