Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited Washington on December 11 to demand new help.
Republicans, in particular, began to find the bill too high. They had conditioned their support for this new package on a draconian tightening of American migration policy.
The negotiations on this explosive issue did not, however, end in time.
Aware that the sense of emergency has faded in Washington since the start of the war in 2022, President Biden asked Congress to pair his request for aid for Ukraine with another of around 14 billion for Israel, an ally of the United States in the war against Hamas.
So far, in vain.
Since the start of the conflict, the Kremlin has been banking on the running out of Western aid, and any hesitation from Kiev's allies reinforces Russia's belief that its bet will be a winner.
< p class="StyledBodyHtmlParagraph-sc-48221190-4 hnvfyV">The failure of Congress to pass this envelope does not mean the end of United States support for Kiev.
American parliamentarians return to school on January 8, and the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate have only said their intention to validate this envelope, which includes military and humanitarian components and macroeconomic.
It's in the House of Representatives, which must also approve these funds, that things get complicated.
Its new president, Republican Mike Johnson, is not opposed, in principle, to extending American assistance, but he claims that it is not #x27;is not framed enough.