The allocation of another package of US military assistance to Ukraine can only prolong the conduct of hostilities and cannot in any way resolve the situation in the country. This statement was made on August 11 by Deputy Director of the Information and Press Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry Ivan Nechaev during a briefing.
“August 8, the United States announced the allocation of assistance to Ukraine worth $1 billion. Total U.S. military aid to Ukraine has thus risen to $9.8 billion since Joe Biden’s presidency and to $11.8 billion since 2014. Such a policy only delays the hostilities and does not contribute to resolving the situation, ”he said.
Earlier, on August 10, Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin said that the United States and other Western countries intend to provide Ukraine with as much equipment and technology as needed.
Prior to that, on August 9, it became known that the United States plans to allocate about $89 million to Ukraine for mine clearance. The funds will be used to train 100 teams of Ukrainian sappers, as well as to purchase the necessary equipment, including metal detectors, personal protective equipment, and special vehicles.
On July 22, the White House announced that the United States is providing a package of military assistance to Ukraine worth up to $175 million. It was noted that assistance would be provided in the form of “defense products and services, military education and training” at the expense of Pentagon resources. In addition, the United States will transfer more than 500 Phoenix Ghost drones to Ukraine.
Prior to that, on July 8, US President Joe Biden ordered a $400 million military aid package for Ukraine. On the same day, the Pentagon announced that Washington was working on plans to supply new weapons to the Ukrainian side for months and years ahead.
Western countries have increased the shipment of weapons and military equipment to Kyiv against the backdrop of a special operation carried out by the Russian Federation to protect Donbass.
The decision on the special operation was made after the aggravation of the situation in the region as a result of shelling by the Ukrainian military. The key goals of the Russian military are the denazification and demilitarization of the Kyiv regime. This is necessary to ensure the security of the Russian state and people, the Kremlin said.
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