David Cameron to Reiterate Need for Ukraine Victory During U.S. Visit

Next week, when Lord Cameron visits Washington DC, he will warn that the US is jeopardizing Western security by preventing a new assistance package for Ukraine.

The foreign secretary will visit with House Speaker Mike Johnson in person to encourage Johnson to halt Republican resistance to the assistance and get his colleagues on board.

Lord Cameron and his French colleague, Stéphane Séjourné, have said unequivocally that if Ukraine loses, we all lose.

The UK government and the EU each donated £2.5 billion and £43 billion, respectively, earlier this year to bolster the Ukrainian military’s resistance to Russia’s invasion. However, Joe Biden’s $75 billion ($95 billion) measure, which includes help for Ukraine, is now being blocked by Republican opponents in the House of Representatives.

Cameron wrote that the costs of failing to support Ukraine now would be far greater than the costs of repelling Putin. He then invoked the phrase “the world is watching” to convey that much of the world is on his side of the argument.

Volodymyr Zelensky, president of Ukraine, has also threatened Congress that Ukraine risks losing the war unless they assist. He said, without evidence, that other nations will be invaded if Ukraine loses the conflict.

British Foreign Secretary David Cameron and Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who made their case on Tuesday, said the United States, Europe, and global security depend on Congress approving the fresh military assistance to Ukraine.

During a meeting at the State Department, Blinken restated his requests for Congress to provide the aid that President Joe Biden has been requesting for months, and Cameron promised to make a similar case in talks on Capitol Hill “as a great friend” of the US.

Following remarks by Biden, Blinken, and other administration members, almost every foreign minister from a NATO member state emphasized the importance of the United States’ role last week in Brussels.

Even though Trump has been dubious about funding for Ukraine, he met with Cameron on Monday in Florida and proclaimed the aid vital for American and European security.

Cameron justified his meeting with Trump as one of those typical encounters with an opposition figure, saying they discussed several significant global problems without going into detail.

In a subsequent statement on Tuesday, Cameron warned Congress that its continued obstruction of a new assistance package for Ukraine endangers Western security and said he would push legislators to accept the deal. He plans to speak with senators, including Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader in the Senate, and, most importantly, House Speaker Mike Johnson.