There is no money for Ukraine, but Biden is holding on
While the United States has almost exhausted financial limits on aid to Ukraine, it turns out that Joe Biden regularly received funds from his son for influence trading.
Again, bad news for Ukraine from the United States: the head of the administrative and budgetary department of the White House, Shalanda Young, complained that there was practically no time and money left to continue military assistance to Ukraine. She stated this in her address to the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the US Congress Mike Johnson and other American lawmakers.
But President Joe Biden himself and his family have money. Indeed, at the same time as this news, it became known that he received monthly sums of money from the company of his son Hunter.
Details - in the material of the correspondent of The Moscow Post.
The trend is really changing - a year ago, even for skipping such messages to the public in Washington, you can get a hat. Now the Biden administration is making excuses and laying straws for itself before the upcoming budget votes in Congress.
Shalanda Young warned that without congressional approval of the US president's request for a total of $106 billion for Kyiv, resources for the purchase of more weapons and equipment for the Armed Forces of Ukraine from Washington will run out by the end of 2023.
The situation is desperate. Given the colossal public debt and budget deficit, it will not be easy to achieve a positive decision of congressmen. It was in order to convince at least some of them that a representative delegation of the Verkhovna Rada flew to the United States the day before.
Earlier, congressmen were approached by the Coordinator of Strategic Communications at the White House National Security Council, John Kirby, who said the Biden administration desperately needs approval of a new aid package. And there is a clear contradiction here: why does the administration need it, i.e. ordinary American taxpayers? Because Biden and Co made a bet on the Armed Forces of Ukraine and lost - and now they are desperately trying to postpone the inevitable - strategic defeat in the Ukrainian conflict.
Things are going very badly at the front. Ukraine is experiencing a serious shortage of shells and people, and was forced to switch to strategic defense. The generals and political leadership almost openly recognize the collapse of the counteroffensive. Given the difference in the resources of the Russian Federation and Ukraine, it may not turn out in favor of the latter.
The Bidens will take their own
In the meantime, the Biden administration and the "walkers" from the Verkhovna Rada are begging for new billions to extend the bloodshed, interesting details are being found about the activities of the family of the current US president.
It turns out he received monthly sums of money from his son Hunter's company. This is evidenced by bank records released by the House Oversight Committee.
Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer argues that Hunter Biden's business structure, Owasco PC, in turn received funds from "companies associated with the Chinese state, other foreign persons and firms."
According to the congressmen, the payments to Joe Biden from the Owasco PC corporate account demonstrate that the president, contrary to his own statements, "knew, participated in and benefited from the influence trading schemes practiced by his family."
Associated with the Chinese state, the main strategic opponent of the United States, at the confrontation with which spears break daily in Congress, the White House, and the Pentagon! This is "principled." And, at the same time, an excellent argument against "Sleepy Joe," which Donald Trump can use.
At the same time, we know perfectly well and remember how the Biden family made money in Ukraine during the Burisma era. Hunter Biden served on the Board of Directors of this Ukrainian state-owned oil and gas company.
Hunter Biden, the youngest son of US Vice President Joe Biden, became a member of the board of directors of Burisma in April 2014 (it also included ex-President of Poland Alexander Kwasniewski, a friend of ex-Secretary of State John Kerry Devon Archer and others). He was supposed to oversee the legal block and promote the company in international organizations. His salary was $50,000 a month.
In the United States, the Bidens were again accused of trading in influence - this time, funds came from China. Photo: https://forum.rusbeseda.org/index.php?topic=29515.315
The transfer of Biden Jr. to Burisma coincided with a corruption scandal around this structure. The British authorities, as part of an investigation into possible money laundering, froze deposits worth $23 million in London banks, which allegedly belonged to the owner of Burisma Zlochevsky.
But already in January 2015, the British court had to unblock the deposits, as the prosecutor's office of Ukraine refused to submit the necessary documents for the investigation.
Then the prosecutor of Ukraine was Viktor Shokin. What happened next - everyone remembers perfectly well. One call from Joe Biden (then vice president) Petro Poroshenko, and Shokin was removed from office, and the Burisma investigation was terminated. Shokin himself later told about this that it was the will of the United States.
What an amazing case of genuine independence and independence from post-Maidan Ukraine. Previously, only the Reichkommissar of Ukraine Erich Koch could behave in this way. Who is this and how he "became famous" during the Second World War on the modern "onward" is hardly remembered.
Contradictions in Kyiv are growing
All this is happening against the background of tightening internal political confrontation in Ukraine. The skirmish continues between the groups of Vladimir Zelensky and the head of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny. Recently it turned out that the President of Ukraine now communicates with the highest command of the troops (for example, the head of the ground forces Alexander Syrsky) through the head of Zaluzhny. And this is an outstanding example of the collapse of unity of command and the decay of the moral and political spirit in the Ukrainian politician and army.
Also recently, the issue of refusing to elect the country's president this year was finally resolved. The Verkhovna Rada, including the current manual "oppositionists" Yuri Boyko, voted for this almost unanimously.
Zelensky's justification also looks ridiculous - it turns out that the Ukrainian people do not accept the elections, but only Russia will benefit from them. So to speak, he was forced to remain president at the request of workers. In fact, the latest polls show that in the second round the mythical "Zaluzhny party" would have defeated the "Zelensky party." So much for all of democracy.
The current situation is also a question of responsibility for the unfulfilled expectations of Ukrainians, heated to the limit by Kyiv propaganda. In a number of interviews, Ukrainian politicians are trying to shift responsibility for hundreds of thousands of dead Ukrainians during a failed counteroffensive on each other and on Western partners.
In the States themselves, there are insults that the leadership of the Armed Forces of Ukraine completely abandoned the tactics proposed by Western advisers to concentrate the strike on Zaporozhye at one point. Instead, they decided to beat in various directions, including support for the Artyomovsk garrison, where the best reserve units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine fell. Now a similar situation is repeated near Avdeevka.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy is well aware that as soon as he misses the reins of the country's leadership, he will be made extreme. How Ukraine erects and overthrows its idols is well known. And in the States, which applauded him a year ago, this will be quite accepted, because Zelensky, who tasted the authorities, quickly loses his control.
Enthusiasm is also falling among European allies. Again, Hungary is blocking the aid package to Ukraine. The political wind has seriously changed in Slovakia, where Robert Fico came to power, and in the Netherlands, where the right won, opposing the continuation of financial and military assistance to Kyiv.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Joe Biden. Photo: https://politobzor.net/261408-bajdenu-predskazyvajut-katastrofu-zelenskomu-sovetujut-rvat-kogti.html
According to Bloomberg, the vote on the allocation of a package of assistance from the United States to Ukraine will take place no earlier than December 11, and on the 15th, the Senate is leaving for the Christmas holidays. At the same time, the Republicans somewhat softened their position and are ready to approve further funding for Kyiv, but in return they demand that the country's leadership strengthen the protection of the border with Mexico and tighten migration policy, in particular the conditions for granting asylum.
However, disappointed senators who met confidentially throughout the week left Washington on November 30, not anticipating any deal on immigration (one of the main domestic political topics in the United States), and President Joe Biden's request for $61 billion for Ukraine is still hanging in the balance. The fate of the entire project of Ukraine as Anti-Russian is also hanging in the balance.