Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Wednesday predicted that Ukraine will be on the offensive throughout the winter and vowed the US would continue supporting Ukraine with weapons in the “difficult weeks, months, and years ahead.”
Austin made the comments in Brussels after leading a meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group, which consists of military officials from about 50 nations.
“I expect that Ukraine will continue to do everything it can throughout the winter to regain its territory and to be effective on the battlefield, and we’re going to do everything we can to make sure that they have what’s required to be effective,” Austin said.
Ukraine recently made gains in the southern Kherson region and eastern Kharkiv region. Its offensives have now stalled, and Russia is reinforcing its positions after Russian President Vladimir Putin called up 300,000 fresh troops and annexed the territories Russia controlled in Ukraine.
Russia responded to a truck bombing on the Crimean Bridge by launching missile and drone strikes across Kyiv targeting infrastructure, marking an escalation in the war. Ukraine’s energy minister said Russia hit about 30% of the country’s energy infrastructure in strikes on Monday and Tuesday.
Austin said that the Russian missile barrage increased the “resolve” to support Ukraine, and Kyiv’s Western backers have been pledging to send more air defense systems. Germany announced Wednesday that the first shipment of IRIS-T air defense systems had arrived in Ukraine, and the White House said a day earlier that it was expediting the shipment of National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS).
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley also attended the meeting in Brussels and pledged open-ended support for Ukraine despite the risk of provoking Moscow. “As President Biden has said and many other national leaders have said, we will do as much as we can for as long as we can and we will do as much as it takes for as long as it takes,” he said.
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“Austin Says Ukraine Will Be on the Offensive Through Winter, Vows Support for Years Ahead”.
Loyd J Austin the Terd is the worst example of promoting based on identity politics in the history of Wokism.
Listen to his speeches and comments and you will find a man of limited intellectual capability.
Prime example is an interview just a week ago when he accused President Putin of “Nuclear Sable rattling”! Hello you Wally the term is Saber Rattling!
As for an offensive this winter; YES General Armageddon with 260,000 troops will be going through Ukraine like a buzz saw!
“Listen to his speeches and comments and you will find a man of limited intellectual capability.”
His speeches sound eerily like those who came before him. Curious as to how you thought the likes of Espar and Mattis were any different or what you think they might be saying now. Well, I’m not really curious but I was trying to be diplomatic.
How interesting another apologist for the sick, mentally lame, and lazy in the Joey Biden regime.
Well, that’s the thing:
Yes, the Biden regime is full of sick, mentally lame, lazy people.
Just like, and not noticeably more so than, every past American regime.
Are you that dense? I said he was no different than what came before him. That’s hardly being an apologist. In fact, it was meant as an insult.
Yes the current crop of appointees by Joey Biden are more dense than their predecessors.
Hardly. They’re clones otherwise they wouldn’t have been hired.
This sounds like a scam… A bit of “saber rattling” redundancy….
There’s only one government that is going completely off the rails, and it ain’t Russia’s. Biden and Co have lost their marbles – completely. It’s becoming obvious that lacking an alternative planet to migrate to is going to be a very serious impediment to survival of the species.
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