Andriy Yermak, head of OP
Today, Ukraine receives military equipment and weapons as aid, and will have to pay for Lend-Lease, stressed Andriy Yermak.
American Lend-Lease will definitely start working, but it is important to remember that it is not free help. Andriy Yermak, the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, stated this in an interview Forbespublished on January 25.
“Today, everything we receive, we receive as aid. We must not forget about the economy. Today is the eleventh month of the war, but the economy is working, the state pays pensions and wages. Massive missile strikes on the energy infrastructure did not stop us. Everything is being repaired and restored.” , – emphasized the head of OP.
He noted that there are very few countries in the world that could survive such a war for eleven months, and this is another sign of Ukraine’s strength.
According to Yermak, Lend-Lease will start working when it is needed.
“As soon as we understand that we need it, it is justified, it will work. There are no safeguards and no obstacles to its use,” said the head of the President’s Office.
It will be recalled that on May 9, US President Joe Biden signed the Lend-Lease Law for Ukraine. He predicts that the Ukrainian side will be able to get military equipment and weapons for rentand to pay for them or return the survivors – after the victory over Russia.
Last December, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine explained that the American program of large-scale delivery of military aid lend-lease provides for reimbursementand the US is now doing everything possible to help Ukraine on a free basis.