CNN reported on Monday that the Biden administration is weighing sending military advisors and additional weapons to Ukraine, a move that Russia would view as a major escalation.
Citing people “familiar with the matter,” the CNN report said the US weapons package could include new Javelin anti-tank missiles, mortars, and stinger missiles. The Biden administration is also considering sending military aid that would have gone to Afghanistan, including Russian-made M-17 helicopters.
Since 2014, after the US supported a coup in Ukraine, Washington has supplied Kyiv with over $2 billion in military aid. US and NATO military activity has also significantly increased in the region.
The report comes amid claims from the US that Russia is preparing for an invasion of Ukraine based on a purported Russian troop build-up near the border with Ukraine. For their part, Moscow strongly denies it is planning an attack and has pointed to the increase in US and NATO activity in the region and support for Ukraine as the source of tensions in the region.
On Tuesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said if the US sent more weapons and military advisors to Ukraine, it would only fuel tensions in the region. Peskov was also not surprised by the report and said such support for Ukraine was already “taking place.”
“Military advisers are arriving there, weapons are supplied there — not only from the United States but also from other NATO countries. And all this, of course, leads to a further aggravation of the situation on the border line,” he said.
Sources also told CNN that US officials have been holding discussions with European allies over the possibility of implementing new sanctions against Russia over the alleged troop build-up.
9 thoughts on “Report: US Considering Sending Military Advisors, Weapons to Ukraine”
Stay away! Let Hunter Biden go fight the war.
Along with John Brennan and the Lady-hawks, and paying Raytheon et.al. with their money, not ours.
So they will help Ukraine as they did Afghanistan!! This the ally we all need!!
The USA, the lord of democracy, cannot solve any of its own problems but is an expert an causing lots of problems for everybody else.
Well taliban appreciated the help probable Russia will appreciate the help also🙃
Let’s see: let’s check off the steps to war
1) test hyper sonic rocket and other little toys, Russia, China does the same = arms race.
2) Russian troops/equipment at Ukraine border to offset NATO troops/equipment at their border.
3) Increased sales of weapons to Taiwan, and, “practice” runs to “protect” Taiwan.
4) Increased rhetoric toward Russia, China.
5) “Practice” runs to launch nuclear attack against Russia.
There are other steps, small and large, that inch us toward that conflagration that some idiots believe we, the U.S., the exceptional, would survive.
All this talk of war is “getting on my tits”!
“Moscow said more US military aid to Ukraine would fuel tensions”
That is entirely the point.
This is odd, because Ukraine manufactures these same things for itself. In fact, it is a major export market. They sell four different mortar systems including guided ammunition for antitank use, and antitank missiles based on the Russian designs that are better than the US designs anyway.
Why would the US send to them things that they already make and sell to the world?
The word “additional” should have been added to the headline, like in the article itself. Just to make sure those that are just reading headlines know that we’ve already sent them plenty of weapons.
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