Ukraine in 'mortal danger' without aid, Olena Zelenska warns

Olena Zelenska has warned that Ukrainians are in "mortal danger" of being left to die if Western countries don't continue their financial support, BBC reports.

Ukraine's first lady spoke to Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg a day after Republican senators in the US blocked a key aid bill.

It would have provided more than $60bn (£47.8bn) worth of support to Ukraine.

Speaking hours after a Russian missile attack, she said: "If the world gets tired, they will simply let us die."

The White House has warned that US funds for Ukraine could soon run out, but Republicans have held up a deal to authorise more assistance.

They are seeking to secure compromises from President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress on funding for US border measures, in exchange for their support.

President Biden said the failure to agree Ukraine aid would be a "gift" for President Vladimir Putin, warning history would "judge harshly those who turned their back on freedom's cause".

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