Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a news conference of Russian President Vladimir Putin after a meeting of the State Council on youth policy in Moscow, Russia, December 22, 2022. Sputnik/Valeriy Sharifulin/Pool via Reuters/File Photo
The United States cannot turn the tide of war in Ukraine by pumping tens of billions more dollars into the country, the Kremlin said on Tuesday, ahead of planned talks between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and U.S. leaders.
Zelenskiy will make his case for more U.S. aid for Ukraine's war against Russia during talks in Washington later on Tuesday with U.S. President Joe Biden and Congressional leaders at a time of increasing doubts among many Republican lawmakers.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia would "very closely" follow Zelenskiy's meetings in Washington.
"It is important for everyone to understand that the tens of billions of dollars pumped into Ukraine did not help it gain any success on the battlefield," Peskov told a regular news briefing.
"The other tens of billions of dollars that Ukraine wants to be pumped into its economy will also be doomed to the same fiasco... This cannot change the situation on the battlefield, but it also can't change the advance of the 'special military operation"," he said.