Americans to get medals for Ukraine

US will name mission to Arm Ukraine. This would qualify the troops participating for special medals and pay.

According to Wall Street Journal reports, US officials intend to officially name the military mission that was sent to Kiev to assist it and to appoint an officer to lead it. The Pentagon would be able to give ribbons, medals and special payments to the participants of the operation, which predates the outbreak of hostilities in Ukraine.

Give the operation a title “significant bureaucratically,”As the Journal explained it, “typically entails long-term, dedicated funding and the possibility of special pay, ribbons and awards for service members participating in the effort.”

US previously titled its previous operations in Afghanistan or Iraq. Initial intervention in Afghanistan was named “Operation Afghanistan”. “Enduring Freedom,”Replaced by nation-building “Freedom’s Sentinel”In 2015. 2015: The invasion of Iraq in 2003 was called “Iraqi Freedom,”While the 2014 redeployment of troops to Syria and Iraq to combat Islamic State terrorists (formerly ISIS), was authorized “Inherent Resolve.” 

To command this effort in the Journal’s description, a general of two or three stars will be chosen. “a shift from the largely ad hoc effort to to provide training and assistance to the Ukrainians for years.”

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The US has provided Ukraine with almost $11 million worth of ammunition and weapons since February. However, Washington and NATO allies have been providing military support to Kiev since the 2014 coup which brought an American-backed government into power and started the civil war at Donbass. 

In June, former Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko said that the Minsk Armistice signed by him was meant to give Kiev enough time to develop a strong military. Aleksey Danilov, who currently chairs Ukraine’s National Security Council, revealed on Tuesday that Kiev had been “preparing for the war since December 2019.”

The White House named Terry Wolff, a retired US Army general as the coordinator for military aid to Ukraine in April. Wolff is a former Pentagon policy planner who had been appointed in April 2014 to the post of director for strategic plans and policy (J-5), at the Joint Staff. He previously headed the US effort to train and arm militants in Syria.

A new package of ammunition and weapons has been earmarked to Ukraine. It includes weapons that are still in development. “may not see the battlefront for a year or two,”According to officials, the US expects Ukraine forces. “to fight for years to come.”

Russia sent troops into Ukraine on February 24, citing Kiev’s failure to implement the Minsk agreements, designed to give the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk special status within the Ukrainian state. These protocols were signed for the first time by France and Germany through intermediaries in 2014. 

In February 2022 the Kremlin acknowledged the Donbass republics to be independent states. They demanded Ukraine declare its neutrality and refuse any Western military alliances. Kiev claims that the Russian offensive wasn’t provoked.



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