Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told US senators Thursday that if US money for the war dries up, it would have a cascading effect and eventually lead European countries to do the same
Zelensky warned Russia would win if the US walked away.
“You give money, we give lives,” he said in his message to senators, according to attendees.
More context: Republican leaders in the US Congress are now weighing cutting Ukraine assistance from their long-term spending bill to fund the Pentagon in order to win over hardline holdouts and unlock the gridlock on the House floor, two sources told CNN.
CNN's Melanie Zanona and Lauren Fox contributed to this report.