The United States Ambassador to Ghana, Virginia Palmer, has reiterated her government’s commitment to mitigating the economic pain and uncertainty occasioned by Russia’s war with Ukraine.
In a speech to mark one year since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, she said while “Russia’s horrifying violence has killed thousands and destroyed entire cities” in Ukraine in places like Ghana, it has “driven up prices for fertilizer, food, and fuel.”
To support the Ukraine effort, she said the U.S. has rallied allies and partners from around the world to stand strong with Ukraine.
“Putin and his enablers believe that might makes right – but they are wrong. They are losing,” she said.
She said to mitigate the economic pain and uncertainty of the war on African countries especially, “In December, President Biden announced an additional $2.5 billion in food security assistance for Africa, which builds upon over $11 billion in U.S. humanitarian and food security assistance.”
“If Russia stops fighting and withdraws, the war ends. If Ukraine stops fighting, Ukraine ends. The American people have stood proudly with Ukraine.
“We stand for freedom. We stand for democracy. We stand against bullies. We are United with Ukraine,” she concluded.