The US on Friday announced a new $275 million arms package for Ukraine that includes ammunition for the HIMARS rocket systems, marking the 27th drawdown from US military stockpiles for the Ukrainians.
Announcing the new package, the Pentagon said that the US has pledged over $19.3 billion in military equipment for Ukraine since Russia invaded on February 24. The funds for the new arms are being pulled from the previous Ukraine aid spending bill that was approved in September.
According to the Pentagon, the new $275 million package includes:
• Additional ammunition for HIMARS
• 80,000 155mm artillery rounds
• Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems equipment
• Counter air defense capability
• High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) Ambulances and medical equipment
• Approximately 150 generators
• Field equipment
The arms package brings the total number of 155mm artillery rounds pledged to Ukraine to over 1 million. As US military stockpiles are being depleted, the US Army is planning a “dramatic” increase in ammunition production to bring inventories up to levels higher than before the Russian invasion.
So far, the US has authorized about $67 billion in spending on the war in Ukraine. The White House has asked Congress to authorize $37.7 billion in new aid for Ukraine, which includes $21.7 in military aid.
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Will the American people ever get scared? Actually alarmed? Our political, media, military, industrial institutions are certainly not as they all benefit from war. Randolph Bourne wrote: “War is the health of the state.” It may be the death of the people, but he was certainly right, it is the health of the state.
This American is.
This list, like other recent lists amounts to acknowledgement that the US can’t even come close to meeting Ukraine’s needs to keep fighting this ugly war.
Ukraine officials and the Western media have been reporting that Ukrainian forces have been firing between 4K and 6K artillery rounds daily.
Hummers and ambulances. Well they definitely need the ambulances, but Humvees tend to have very short lifespans in battles like the ones going on in Ukraine. They’re being sent mostly because the West is desperately short of the armor that’s really needed.
“Approximately 150 generators.” To a nation already freezing in the dark because much of its power grid is down. 150 generators. It’s a cruel joke.
More to be destroyed, to pollute the soils and air of 404 in the continued pretence that “Ukraine can push Russia out” and live happily ever after.
I know I sound like a broken record…But can we start the talks for peace NOW?
The man in D.C., the guy wearing aviator sunglasses, makes that decision. Unfortunately.
he does what he is told to do, same as the rest do
“Approximately 150 generators”
Wow, that’ll keep them warm. At least a very, very tiny fraction of them.
Until they run out of gas.
There is an easy way to end this war. Exterminate the pests who fuel it. Why is Kremlin not doing anything to end Anglo-American terrorism in Ukraine? Start killing these rats in US and England.
If the rats in the Kremlin start trying to kill the rats in the US and England, the rats in the Kremlin will receive the same treatment. And they know it, so they likely won’t.
You keep comparing terrorist imperial regime with democratically-elected government in Russian Federation. It’s not the same thing. Russians agree (for the most part) with policies of their gov. If they don’t, the politicians are quickly removed. Peacefully or by force.
When was the last time US or England had a revolution?
If Russia is under direct attack, if WWII is any guide, Russian citizens who may disagree with their government will take up arms. Twenty-five million souls died beating back the NAZI columns. (and we, the shining white house on the hill, didn’t bother sending a representative to Russia as Russian celebrated the anniversary of the defeat of NAZI Germany.)
That number is exaggerated. USSR did have humongous losses during WWII but nowhere near 25 million. I think official number is 21 million and that figure believed to be inflated due to computer error.
Old folks who fought in WWII did go to Russia to celebrate May 9th. There are very few of them left…
You got that right but I wouldn’t trust anything in Whinipadiya especially on history or politics. It’s infested with CIA rats.
Wikipedia is an encyclopedia. The standard for good entries, as with all encyclopedias, is to base them on, and provide citations to, authoritative sources to the extent that’s possible and to include responsible dissenting sources where controversy makes that appropriate. Except for entries related to controversial events developing in real time, Wikipedia does a pretty good job of that. Even in the latter case, the messes tend to be sorted out fairly quickly. It’s not hard to evaluate entries if you have basic research skills and undertake the due diligence of checking sources.
I’m sure there are spooks of various sorts editing Wiki entries, just as there are partisans and manipulators of all sorts. That’s the nature of a wiki. But most editors are volunteers who are dedicated to helping to create a comprehensive, continually-updated online encyclopedia and do their best to make it it as accurate as possible. The editing process makes it difficult of manipulators to succeed in twisting entries to serve propaganda goals for very long, and it’s usually fairly easy to tell when that’s being attempted.
In the case of the entry I linked to, the sources provided are comprehensive and the article is very well balanced in presenting the various views. It’s an excellent entry, just what encyclopedias should provide.
Their “authoritative sources” are already nothing but propaganda. It’s a good place to start on any research but it certainly isn’t a source of objective information on history or politics. The editing is always done to favor Anglo-American imperial perspective.
I think you may have adopted a narrow and fixed opinion that can’t be substantiated with adequate and reliable evidence. But it’s what you believe. So we’ll just stipulate that you don’t trust Wikipedia and let it go at that.
I base my conclusions based on numerous evidence of propaganda and manipulation of facts. I didn’t just wake up one day and decided to blacklist them.
Fact 1: They use English state propaganda (the bbc) as their “reliable source”.
Fact 2: Any factual evidence provided to dispute the propaganda narratives is edited out.
Fact 3: Blunt manipulation of perspective and adherence to propaganda narratives even with evidence provided.
With Wikipedia, it’s always worth carefully checking the footnotes to see what sources claims rely on.
It’s also worth looking at an article’s history and talk sections to see if claims within the article, or the sources those claims rely on, are disputed.
But overall, Wikipedia is a resource of unparalleled value. Unlike most previous resources, it shows its work and makes knowledge available to the layperson that once would have been restricted to credentialed researchers with access to primary sources that regular people didn’t have, and then it would be “believe this credentialed researcher or don’t.”
Yup. Exactly right.
No, I keep comparing the two terrorist imperial regimes instead of pretending that one of them is something other than a terrorist imperial regime.
Yeah, you’re right. We need to end this terrorist Russian Empire. That Vlad Ulyanov fella already got himself a good band of Bolsheviks. Perhaps they can help, eh?
The terrorist Russian empire is in decline just like the terrorist US/EU/NATO empire is.
I’m not interested in trying to predict which one will fall further or faster. But a thousand years from now, both will occupy similar historical significance to the empires we look back on a thousand years ago now.
Yeah, they sure are suffering from devastating sanctions and running out of Kalibr missiles. We just need to wait few hundred years. So you don’t want Ulyanov and his band of Bolsheviks? What do you think about Joseph Jugashvili? Solid kinda man with iron-carbon character.
It’s not about “what I want.”
It’s about facing reality instead of drinking Kool Aid.
Yeah but how can we face Reality Winner with Russian Empire still around? Greenwald just threw her under the USEUNATO bus. I can’t look her in the eye no matter how much Kool Aid I drink.
“Russians agree (for the most part) with policies of their gov. If they don’t, the politicians are quickly removed.”
I’m thinking there a whole lot of social issues that if a minority of people are involved that the politicians keep their jobs, and those minorities are quashed or at least silenced. Just a guess on my part since I’ve never been to Russia. But I have a sneaky suspicion that Vlad isn’t too open minded when it comes to certain things.
Not at all. Kremlin need to walk a very fine line since Russia is not a monolithic Christian ethno-state like some people believe. It’s a federation with over 90 states and republics and all global religions under one roof. Kremlin simply can’t push just their own political policies. They must respect minorities or there will be no federation.
Personally, I don’t have much respect for any politician. I think it’s the nastiest job in the world. I respect sanitation workers more but I can’t help to admire Putin’s management skills.
Except for pulling the trigger, the US early on murdered 12 Russian generals. Putin’s sense of law and Russian piety apparently checks the impulse for revenge.
I don’t particularity believe ’12 Russian generals’ story since the same sources ‘reporting’ it, brought us the wonderful stories about Brandon going places and the Ghost of Kyav. Considering how mainstream propaganda twist the truth, it’s more likely there are 12 dead high-ranking US officers. That is not to say that Russians didn’t have any losses. It’s just unlike the imperial terrorists, Kremlin boys don’t kiss and tell.
It seems that piles of money are always available for war… Trying to get money to fix a road is another thing entirely… for $37.7 Billion Bucks, they should be able to buy PEACE…
All wars are banker was, lets not forget who fills there pockets.
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