Blinken Announces $600 Million in Military Aid for Ukraine

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken connected Thursday announced that the United States volition nonstop a further $600 cardinal worthy of military instrumentality to Ukraine.

The latest drawdown of U.S. subject inventory is the 21st authorized by Blinken since September past year.

“Together with our Allies and partners, we are delivering the arms and instrumentality that Ukraine’s forces are utilizing truthful efficaciously arsenic they proceed their palmy counter-offensive against Russia’s invasion,” Blinken said successful a statement.

The shipment of further subject equipment, arms, and munitions from the U.S. Department of Defense volition adhd to U.S. assets already sent to Ukraine.

“This drawdown volition bring the full U.S. subject assistance for Ukraine to astir $15.8 cardinal since the opening of this Administration,” Blinken said.

Epoch Times Photo A destroyed schoolhouse successful Verbivka, precocious recaptured from Russia by the Ukrainian service successful a lightning counter-offensive, successful eastbound Ukraine, connected Sept. 15, 2022. (Sergey Bobok/AFP via Getty Images)

“With admirable grit and determination, the radical of Ukraine are defending their homeland and warring for their future. The United States is providing Ukraine subject assistance alongside our Allies and partners from much than 50 countries to enactment its defense,” Blinken added.

He said that President Joe Biden “has been clear” that the United States volition enactment the radical of Ukraine for arsenic agelong arsenic it takes.

“The capabilities we are delivering are cautiously calibrated to marque the astir quality connected the battlefield and fortify Ukraine’s manus astatine the negotiating array erstwhile the clip is right,” helium said.

Western Military Aid ‘Crucial for Peace successful Europe’

It comes arsenic Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who regularly calls for stronger enactment from Western allies, connected Thursday spoke of the request for subject assistance to Ukraine. 

“In general, supporting Ukraine with weapons, ammunition and finances is important for bid successful Europe. The amended enactment we have, the sooner this warfare volition end,” helium said successful a statement.

This week 2 U.S. senators introduced a bi-partisan measure to state the Russian authorities a authorities sponsor of terrorism. This is thing called for by Zelenskyy, who has decried the state that immoderate Russians person to question to Europe amid the war. 

He noted successful a video message that European countries providing visas to Russians don’t cognize if they’re allowing introduction to idiosyncratic who has committed warfare crimes against Ukrainians.

Epoch Times Photo Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks adjacent to the president of the European Commission (unseen) during a property league pursuing their talks successful Kyiv connected Sept. 15, 2022. (Sergei Supinsky/AFP via Getty Images)

Zelenskyy said connected Friday that a wide sedate had been discovered successful the metropolis of Izyum successful the Kharkiv region.

“The indispensable procedural actions person already begun there. There should beryllium much information—clear, verified information— tomorrow,” helium said.

“Tomorrow determination volition beryllium Ukrainian and planetary journalists successful Izyum. We privation the satellite to cognize what is truly happening and what the Russian concern has led to. Bucha, Mariupol, now, unfortunately, Izyum … Russia leaves decease everywhere. And it indispensable beryllium held accountable for that.”

During a press conference while successful Mexico connected Monday, Blinken praised Ukraine for making “significant progress” against Russian forces successful the country’s northeast. He said this was aided by U.S. enactment and “the bonzer courageousness and resilience of the Ukrainian equipped forces and the Ukrainian people.”

Caden Pearson

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