War in Ukraine Zelensky's wife assures that Ukrainians will be in "mortal danger" if international aid stops

The wife of the Ukrainian president, Olena Zelenska, has warned that if Western financial aid stops, Ukrainians will find themselves in "mortal danger", according to the preview published by the British BBC of an interview that will be broadcast this Sunday

War in Ukraine Zelensky's wife assures that Ukrainians will be in "mortal danger" if international aid stops

The wife of the Ukrainian president, Olena Zelenska, has warned that if Western financial aid stops, Ukrainians will find themselves in "mortal danger", according to the preview published by the British BBC of an interview that will be broadcast this Sunday. "If the world gets tired, they will simply let us die," says Zelenska, after Republicans in the US Senate blocked a $60 billion (€55 billion) aid package for Ukraine.

"We really need help. In simple words, we cannot get tired of this situation, because if we do, we will die," says Volodymyr Zelensky's wife. "It hurts us a lot to see the signs that the passionate willingness to help may fade," laments the Ukrainian first lady, who assures that for kyiv it is a "matter of life (or death)."

The interview, which will be broadcast in its entirety this Sunday, was recorded after Republicans on Wednesday blocked the approval in the US Senate of a budget project of about 105,000 million dollars (about 97,526 million euros) that included items for support Ukraine and Israel. The Republican veto threatens to leave Kiev without enough weapons to continue defending itself against Russia, experts believe.