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Analysis: Can U.S. support for Ukraine last as war enters second year?

2023-02-23 08:53:37       source:Reuters

February 22, 2023

WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden dramatically emphasized U.S. backing for Ukraine this week with a trip to the wartorn country, but back home public support for sending weapons to Ukraine is softening as the conflict enters its second year with no end in sight.

Support among Americans for providing military aid to Ukraine has fallen to 58 percent, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos survey of more than 4,000 Americans, conducted from Feb. 6 to Feb 13, a drop from the 73% who said they backed the transfer of weapons in an April 2022 poll.

Signs of waning enthusiasm come at a difficult juncture in U.S. politics that may restrict Biden's ability to deliver fully on his promise of unwavering U.S. support for as long as Russian troops remain on Ukrainian soil.

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