Ukraine’s border service said on Tuesday that the US will finance projects to strengthen the country’s borders with Russia and Belarus.
The border service said the US will spend about $20 million to purchase video recording systems, drones, and personal protective equipment for Ukraine’s border guards.
The new project comes as tensions are high between the US and Russia over Ukraine and Western military activity in the region. Moscow views US support for Ukraine as a provocation and is seeking guarantees that Kyiv won’t join NATO.
Since 2014, the US has provided Ukraine with over $2 billion in military aid, including Javelin anti-tank missiles. The 2022 National Defense Authorization Act, which President Biden signed into law Monday, allocates $300 million for more military aid to Ukraine.
The US financing of Ukraine’s border projects also comes after the EU has accused Belarus of weaponizing migrants by luring them in from war-torn countries in the Middle East and trying to push them into Poland and other neighboring countries. Belarus denies the accusation, but the US and some of its allies have hit Minsk with sanctions over the issue.
6 thoughts on “US to Help Ukraine Strengthen Border With Russia, Belarus”
Were did Nuland spend the other $3 billion ?
It’s probably pointless but can we ask for receipts?…
Madness prevails.The border with Russia is the point!!! Russia does not want US∕NATO∕any WMD ready and willing to attack Russia, right next to the border. Putting more military hardware is more than a provocation. What is it supposed to do?? Why is the USA not pushing Ukraine into the agreement made nearly seven years ago and endorsed by the UN to have talks with the Donbass region and a special status agreed to ??Why on earth interfere, using violence, which will fail and is completely unjustified when the only plan on the table has not been tried by the “sovereign, independent” Ukraine which cannot defend itself or make peace without the bully USA∕NATO “help”?
“The border service said the US will spend about $20 million to purchase video recording systems, drones, and personal protective equipment for Ukraine’s border guards.”
And if we bitch about that $20 million we’ll be told what a minute fraction of our overall spending that 20 million is. Would $20 million dollars added to any community anywhere in the US be a better use of OUR taxpayers money?
I have always marveled about the name Ukraine when “Eastern Lithuania” is much more apt.
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