Russian TV Suggests GOP Midterm Wins Will Scupper U.S. Support For Ukraine

A Russian TV host has suggested that if Republicans win the U.S. midterms, support for Ukraine will begin to dwindle.

A video of state TV host Vladimir Solovyov making these claims has begun circulating on social media.

The video has so far been viewed over 80,000 times after being posted by the Daily Beast's Julia Davis.

"This compilation of clips explains why the Russians think they're winning and don't need to negotiate," she tweeted.

"Spoiler: They're waiting for the GOP to prevail in midterms and abandon Ukraine."

The clip, spoken in Russian, has an English translation running along the bottom of the video. It is unclear when the footage was recorded.

Solovyov begins by suggesting that time is on Russia's time as they are winning the conflict in Ukraine.

"We don't need to participate in any negotiations, because time is on our side, the tempo is working in our favor."

As the conversation between the host and other political scientists and commentators, Solovyov claimed the support for Ukraine would change in the U.S. after the midterms.

"[If the Republicans prevail in November] a lot will change, of course a lot will change, "Solovyov said.

"They will calmly say: 'Why do we need to be involved and send so much of our own money?'

"Republicans will come and say, 'why the hell do we need a corrupt, Nazi Ukraine?'

"They will ask, 'Whom are we supporting? Yes, Russia is bad and the sanctions will stay, but why keep throwing so much money over there [when] our schools lack funding, we have plenty of our own problems.

"'Instead of fortifying the border with Mexico, helping our small businesses, we've given that money to corrupt Ukraine and no one knows where it went."

Newsweek has contacted Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs for comment

As the Democratic Party prepares for crucial midterm elections, where Republicans could be poised to retake the House of Representatives and the Senate, Joe Biden's approval rating sits at a near-record low.

The president's approval rating has shown no sign of significant improvement as the country experiences high inflation with just over six months to go until Americans go to the polls on November 8.

Poll tracker FiveThirtyEight assessed Biden's approval rating by analyzing a wide variety of polls and using its own system of pollster ratings.

They found the president's approval stood at 40.7 percent as of Monday, while 54.1 percent disapproved of Biden.

Those figures represent a decline over the past month as Biden's approval stood at 41.7 percent on April 29 and his disapproval rating was 52.3 percent.

At 40.7 percent, Biden's approval is also at a near-record low, according to FiveThirtyEight's analysis. The president's lowest approval rating came on February 27 when the poll tracker found his approval stood at just 40.4 percent, while disapproval of Biden was 53.3 percent.

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