That’s according to Ukraine’s First Lady Olena Zelenska, who spoke in an interview with the BBC the day after Republican senators in the U.S. blocked a bill that would unlock further security assistance to Ukraine, Ukrinform reports.
"We really need the help. In simple words, we cannot get tired of this situation (the war in Ukraine – ed), because if we do, we die.
"And if the world gets tired, they will simply let us die," she said.
The first lady continued: "It hurts us greatly to see the signs that the passionate willingness to help may fade.
"It is a matter of life for us. Therefore, it hurts to see that."
As Ukrinform reported earlier, on December 6, the Republican minority in the U.S. Senate blocked a bill laying down additional funding for national security issues, which includes aid to Ukraine and Israel, in a procedural vote, explaining it by the lack of provisions to amend border and migration policies.
The day before, Democrats in the Senate introduced a bill on supplemental funding for US national security needs in the total amount of about $111 billion. It provides for assistance to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, as well as measures aimed at protecting the U.S. southern border.