(RightIsRight.co) – The American public is becoming increasingly divided over the nation’s support for war-torn Ukraine, which has been fighting off the invasion of Putin’s Russia for almost a year now, according to reports.
On February 24, Ukraine and the world will mark the first anniversary since Moscow invaded its neighbor in a seeming attempt to start resurrecting the former Soviet empire.
What has become the most significant war in Europe since World War II has led to tremendous manpower and equipment losses for the Russians due to the fierce resistance of the Ukrainians and the vital American and other Western help they have received.
Ahead of the grim anniversary, President Joe Biden visited Ukraine’s capital Kyiv on Monday, pledging a new military aid package of $500 million. That will bring the total US military support for Ukraine to $29.8 billion since before the war started.
“America is united in our support for your country. We will stand with you as long as it takes,” Biden said in his recent State of the Union address.
However, public opinion surveys are showing that the nation is becoming more divided on the question of helping to save a pro-Western Ukraine from the brutal aggression of Putin’s Russia.
A poll by Pew Research quoted by Breitbart News showed that 20% of Americans thought the US military aid for Ukraine was “not enough,” 31% said it was “about right,” and 26% considered it “too much.”
The latter figure increased by 19 percentage points over the past year. Among Republican and pro-Republican voters, the share of those who thought the US was helping Ukraine too much grew by 31 points over that period.
The Pew survey was conducted between January 18 and January 24 among 5,152 American adults.
Another public opinion poll, conducted by NBC News between January 20 and January 24, found 49% of Americans were in favor of providing more life-saving aid to Ukraine, whereas 47% were against it. The poll had a margin of error of 3%.
At the same, the past few weeks have seen outrage, especially among right-wing Americans, that President Joe Biden went to Ukraine before going to East Palestine, Ohio. Earlier this month, a freight train derailment near the town of 5,000 people caused massive fires and the release of toxic chemicals, necessitating residents’ evacuation.
East Palestine Mayor Trent Conaway described that Biden went abroad before visiting his town as the “biggest slap in the face.”
“That tells you right now he doesn’t care about us. So, he can send every agency he wants to, but I found that out this morning in one of the briefings that he was in… Ukraine giving millions of dollars away to people over there, and not to us, and I’m furious,” Conaway told Fox News.
In the US Congress, Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, a far-right Republican, recently propsed the “Ukraine Fatigue Resolution,” which would urge the Biden administration to end all aid to Ukraine and have it negotiate a peace deal with the Russia. Far-left progressivists in the Democrat Party made a similar motion last November. However, they had to withdraw their letter after it sparked intra-party outrage.
As the war in Ukraine nears the one-year mark this week, American skepticism of the war is growing and the Biden administration has yet to address it. Total military support from the U.S. is now more than $29.8 billion since last year. https://t.co/B6xqqtA1My
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