Ukraine To Lose War If US Congress Withholds Aid – President Zelensky

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned Sunday that if the US Congress does not approve military aid to combat Moscow’s invasion, Kiev will lose the war.

Republicans in Congress have been delaying tens of billions of dollars in military aid to Ukraine for months.

“It is necessary to specifically tell Congress that if Congress does not help Ukraine, Ukraine will lose the war,” Zelensky said during a video meeting of Kyiv-organised fundraising platform United24.

Zelensky said it would be “difficult” for Ukraine to “stay” (survive) without the aid.

He said that “if Ukraine loses the war, other states will be attacked.”

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has dragged on for more than two years.

Kyiv said Sunday that a Russian strike on the town of Gulyaipole in the southern Zaporizhzhia region killed three people.

“Two men and a woman died under the rubble of their own private house, which was hit by a Russian shell,” the head of the region, Ivan Fedorov, said on social media.

Officials said another civilian, a woman, was killed in the city of Kupiansk, in the northeastern Kharkiv region that has seen increased attacks in recent months.

“A woman died under the rubble in an apartment on the fourth floor of a high-rise building,” Ukraine’s state emergency services said, adding that it was a residential building.

A day after a deadly strike in Kharkiv, authorities say Russia staged another attack on Sunday, hurting five civilians.

Meanwhile, Russia said that a young woman was killed by a Ukrainian drone strike near the Belgorod border.

According to Belgorod Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov, shrapnel struck a car carrying a family of six in the village of Shagarovka, around 35 kilometers (20 miles) from the Ukrainian border.

“Unfortunately, a girl died,” Gladkov said, without specifying whether she was a minor. “She died from her wounds on the spot.”

Gladkov said her father had a head wound and that two children were taken to hospital.

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