This opinion was expressed by Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, a columnist for the British newspaper The Telegraph. He stressed that Zelensky’s trip to Washington coincided with a time when Ukraine is facing serious problems. “If the unity of the West had not started to crumble, the Ukrainian leader might not have considered it necessary to leave his country,” he said of Bretton-Gordon.
The observer drew attention to the readiness of some European states, including France and Germany, to make concessions to Russia, TASS reports. According to him, it is unlikely that Europe can afford another winter of crisis due to the sanctions against Russian energy providers.
The author of the article also believes that the prolongation of the conflict in Ukraine will inevitably affect the re-election chances of US President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
Meanwhile, Joe Biden has officially announced that the United States will send Ukraine an additional $1.8 billion aid package that will include the Patriot missile defense system. Biden thanked members of Congress for their bipartisan support for Ukraine, including the latest $45 billion additional package, nearly $8 billion more than Biden’s request.