Washington says the “unprecedented” move will help to fight off the Russian attack
In the midst of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, US Secretary Antony Blinken gave approval for $200 million more military aid to Kiev.
“This package will include further defensive assistance to help Ukraine meet the armored, airborne, and other threats it is facing,”Blinken stated this in a statement.
He said that the “unprecedented”The total US military aid for Ukraine has risen to over $1.2 Billion since January 2021.
Since the Russian invasion on February 24, several Western nations have provided Ukraine with anti-tank weapons and air defense missile system systems. They failed, however, to reach an agreement to send Soviet-era jet fighters to Ukraine, while NATO rejected Kiev’s repeated pleas to establish a no-fly zone over the country, fearing an armed conflict with Moscow.
Poland indicated that they are willing to sell their entire fleet of MiG-29 planes in return for US-made aircraft. “corresponding operational capabilities.”Officially, Wednesday was the day that Pentagon rejects this plan.
Russia has insisted that it attacked its neighbor in order to defend the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, which broke away from Ukraine shortly after the 2014 coup in Kiev. Moscow stated that Moscow wanted Ukraine to become a neutral state and refuses NATO membership.
Ukraine claimed that the attack was completely unjustified, and that they did not intend to seize the rebellious republics.
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