“The United States is forcing the states of Europe to finance the Kiev regime at the expense of the well-being of their own citizens,” the politician stressed, “but it turns out that they bear the costs much less than others. “
In terms of spending on maintaining the Kiev regime, the United States ranks 12th – 0.37% of GDP share, the speaker cited the data.
“This is 5.7 times less than that of Poland. Washington is forced to spend more than Estonia, Latvia, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Malta, Norway, Romania and Cyprus.”
In addition, Volodin recalled that EU countries bear additional costs from anti-Russian sanctions, which hit their economies like a boomerang.
“The total amount of support for the energy industry in Europe amounted to 570 billion euros. It cost Germany 7.2% of GDP,” the parliamentarian gave as an example.
He concluded that Washington once again demonstrated that the fundamental principle of its policy is to use other countries to achieve its interests.
“By continuing to supply Kiev with weapons, the EU leaders are acting against national interests at the expense of European citizens,” Volodin is sure.
Recall that on March 3, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are experiencing shortages of ammunition, artillery, military aircraft and tanks. He called on Western countries to speed up the pace of arms supplies to kyiv against the background of difficulties in supplying troops with ammunition and equipment.
On the same day, it became known that the US authorities had allocated a new $400 million military aid package to Ukraine, which included, among other things, ammunition for the HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems. This was announced by Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.