The Pentagon said on Wednesday it was assessing how Ukraine could win the war against Russia, even as US officials talk about the risk of a protracted conflict.
“Of course I can win that,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told a news briefing.
“And if you look at what they have managed to do so far, you can see that Mr Putin has achieved exactly zero of his strategic goals inside Ukraine,” he added.
During the briefing, Kirby also discussed the shipment of new weapons systems to Ukraine, such as 100 Switchblade drones, known as “kamikaze” drones, and thousands of Javelin anti-tank systems.
Pentagon will help Ukraine against Russia by constantly sending additional military aid worth hundreds of millions of dollars
The Pentagon will provide Ukraine with additional military aid of up to $ 300 million, said John Kirby, a spokesman for the institution.
“The United States has already committed more than $ 2.3 billion in military assistance to Ukraine since the Biden administration took office, including more than $ 1.6 billion in military assistance following Russia’s unprovoked and premeditated invasion,” he said. John Kirby.
What will the aid of the Pentagon include for Ukraine
The new support package includes laser-guided missile systems, Switchblade kamikaze drones, and light Puma drones.
“This decision underscores the United States’ unwavering commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in support of its heroic campaign to repel Russia’s determined war,” spokesman John Kirby said in a statement.
U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday discussed with Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky the additional military capabilities needed to help Ukraine’s army “defend its country,” according to the White House, Agerpres said.
According to a statement issued by the US executive in a 55-minute telephone conversation on Wednesday, the two presidents mentioned “how the United States is working day and night to respond to Ukraine’s main requests for security assistance.” .
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