The vice president of the USA Kamala Harris said today that Joe Biden’s administration is ready to support her Ukraine in its war with Russia “for as long as necessary” and will push for Moscow to pay reparations to Kiev after the war ends.

“We will continue our efforts to ensure a just and lasting peace. We will work to ensure that Russia pays compensation to Ukraine,” he said at a joint press conference with the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyat the Munich Security Conference.

“THE president biden and I will continue to work to secure the resources and weapons you need to succeed. We will be with you as long as it takes,” she added, addressing Zelensky.

Harris stressed that US support for Ukraine should not depend on domestic “political games”, citing the fact that the Republicansunder the influence of Donald Trump, block the release of American aid to Kyiv.

Zelensky, for his part, said that he sees “no other alternative” than the US, which has a central role in supporting his country. “We rely on the U.S. (…) that partner will remain a strategic partner,” he said, explaining that the $60 billion in aid blocked by Congress is not what will decide the war but “undoubtedly opens a path to victory”.