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“There Will Be No Nato” Says Odessa Lawmaker Over War Fatigue for Ukraine

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has reportedly asked his European allies to dismiss discussions with Ukraine regarding NATO, according to Ukrainian lawmaker Oleksiy Goncharenko, who cited “inside sources” on his Telegram channel. 

Goncharenko said that such discussions “annoy the US elite.”

The 43 year-old lawmaker from Odessa stated that “In Washington, several sources confirmed to me that Blinken told Europeans to stop talking to Ukraine about NATO. There will be no NATO. The topic of NATO annoys the US elite, and they clearly sent a signal that Ukraine will not become a member of the alliance immediately after the war.”

In another post, Goncharenko spoke of the Pentagon’s dismay of the ongoing dispute between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Gen. Valery Zaluzhny, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, citing tensions regarding the situation. 

The lawmaker further assumed that the next aid package might be the last one granted without any obligation to repay. 

“This will most likely be the last monetary tranche of assistance to Ukraine. In a year, at the end of 2024, we will not be given any more money,” Goncharenko wrote.

“Most likely, we will switch to a credit form of cooperation. They’ll give a loan. Not a grant that won’t need to be repaid,” he added.

Goncharenko even called out the US President Joe Biden as a man who cannot take decisive actions.

“I’m writing pessimistic things for some. I understand. This is not a betrayal – this is reality. Unfortunately, we’ve been living in an imaginary world for a long time. No point falling to the ground and tearing our clothes [in grief],” he said.

Ukraine has been struggling to receive more western aid, but US Republicans have halted further assistance for Kyiv while their  European counterparts aren’t able to secure the funding, showing clear signs of fatigue as the war now enters its third year.

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