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    Republican Opponent of US Aid to Ukraine Brings His Case to an International Conference

    MUNICH (AP) — A Republican opponent of U.S. funding for Ukraine argued at an international security conference Sunday that the package stuck in Congress wouldn't “fundamentally change the reality” on the ground and that has an incentive to negotiate peace.

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and others have advocated passage of the $60 billion in aid at the Munich Security Conference, which coincided with Ukraine withdrawing troops from the eastern of Avdiivka after months of intense combat.

    But Sen. JD Vance, an Ohio Republican and ally of Donald Trump, said “the problem in Ukraine … is that there's no clear end point” and that the U.S. doesn't make enough weapons to support wars in eastern , the Middle East and “potentially a contingency in East Asia.”

    House Speaker Mike Johnson insists he won't be “rushed” into approving the $95.3 billion foreign aid package from the Senate that includes the help for Ukraine, despite overwhelming support from most Democrats and almost half the Republicans.

    If the package goes through, “that is not going to fundamentally change the reality on the battlefield,” Vance argued, pointing to limited American manufacturing capacity.

    “Can we send the level of weaponry we've sent for the last 18 months?” he asked. “We simply cannot. No matter how…

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