A top European official has blasted President Joe Biden, arguing that the United States has “profited the most” from the Russia-Ukraine war.
A Politico report has revealed top European officials believe that, while Europe has been struggling throughout the war, the U.S. has been making money off of the sale of gas and weapons.
“The fact is, if you look at it soberly, the country that is most profiting from this war is the U.S. because they are selling more gas and at higher prices, and because they are selling more weapons,” a senior official, who was not named, reportedly told the outlet.
“The fact is, if you look at it soberly, the country that is most profiting from this war is the U.S. because they are selling more gas and at higher prices, and because they are selling more weapons.”https://t.co/0FOMpw03ta
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The official also asserted that the U.S. needed to come to the realization that public opinion throughout Europe had begun to change — especially as Europeans are facing skyrocketing energy prices, which are only expected to get worse as the winter weather sets in.
He then claimed that many Europeans were also growing increasingly skeptical of both the war and the U.S. in general.
“We are really at a historic juncture,” the official said. “America needs to realize that public opinion is shifting in many EU countries.”
Under the leadership of Biden and the Democrats, the U.S. has provided Ukraine with billions of dollars in weapons — and the Biden administration has signaled its willingness to continue to send more, as it requested another $38 billion in the last week, which includes defense aid.
When asked about the claims that the U.S. was responsible for high gas prices across Europe, a spokesperson for the National Security Council instead said that blame for the rise in gas prices lied solely with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“The rise in gas prices in Europe is caused by Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and Putin’s energy war against Europe, period,” the spokesperson said, adding that exports of liquified natural gas allowed Europe to become less reliant on Russian energy.
This news comes soon after European nations were forced to scramble to find new sources of energy after Russia halted shipments of natural gas, and the Nord Stream pipeline system was damaged in an attack that is still under investigation for very suspicious circumstances.
According to the Daily Wire, “Russia accounted for 40% of the European natural gas supply last year, a rate that had dropped to 9% as of three months ago. Germany, the continent’s largest economy, has seen dependence on Russian natural gas decrease from 55% to 35%.”