President Volodymyr Zelenskyy fears Israel-Hamas conflict may hit military aid to Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy fears that military support for his country may be threatened as a result of the ongoing Hamas-Israel conflict. 

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy feels Israel-Hamas conflict may hit military aid to Ukraine. Photo Courtesy: Volodymyr Zelenskyy Instagram

He expressed his fear amid his first visit to NATO headquarters since Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine.

“I want to be honest with you, of course it is a dangerous situation for people in Ukraine,” he was quoted as saying by The Guardian.

“If there are other tragedies in the world, there is only a certain amount of military support to share, and Russia hopes that support will be divided,” he said referring to the war between Israel and Hamas.

“There will be challenges with the American elections, and I talked to our partners and they said the support will stay, but who can tell that the support will stay, nobody knows," he was quoted by The Guardian.

Meanwhile, the US Department of Defence (DoD) announced additional security assistance, valued up to $200 million, to meet Ukraine's critical security and defence needs.

This announcement is the US President Joe Biden-led administration's forty-eighth tranche of equipment to be provided from DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021.

This package includes additional air defence capabilities, anti-tank weapons, and other equipment to help Ukraine counter Russia's ongoing war of aggression.

This security assistance package is an important signal of the United States' continued commitment to supporting the Ukrainian people in the face of Russian aggression.

This package utilizes assistance previously authorized for Ukraine during prior fiscal years under the Presidential Drawdown Authority (PDA) that remained after the PDA revaluation process concluded in June.