KYIV, Ukraine — Some of Europe's top diplomats gathered Monday in Kyiv in a display of support for Ukraine's fight against Russia's invasion as signs emerge of political strain in Europe and the United States about the 19-month-old war.
European Union foreign ministers converged on the Ukrainian capital for an unannounced informal meeting that officials said would review the bloc's support for Ukraine and discuss Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's proposed peace formula.
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said the foreign ministers' first joint meeting outside EU borders signaled that the 27-nation bloc's support is “unwavering” and underscored the EU's commitment to Ukraine.
The United States, the EU and the United Kingdom have provided massive military and financial support to Ukraine, enabling it to stand up to the Kremlin's attack. The assistance is crucial for Ukraine's weakened economy and has so far been open-ended.
But uncertainty has set in over how long Kyiv's allies will keep sending it aid worth billions of dollars (euros).
U.S. President Joe Biden on Sunday reassured allies of continued U.S. financial support for the war effort, after Congress averted a government shutdown by adopting a short-term funding package that dropped assistance for Ukraine in its battle against Russia.
Many U.S. lawmakers acknowledge that winning approval for Ukraine assistance in Congress is…