Pictured, White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky’s chief of staff Andriy Yermak.
On the eve of the anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States announced $2 billion in additional military aid to Kiev. The F-16 is not a matter of short-range combat. The F-16 is a matter of Ukraine’s long-term defense, White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told CNN when asked about Ukraine’s invitation to supply it with US fighter jets.
“The United States will give Ukraine an additional $2 billion in security assistance,” White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said Thursday.
“We’ll continue to look at what’s needed and make sure we’re providing what’s necessary for Ukraine to have what it needs to succeed on the battlefield,” Sullivan told CNN.
He added that the G7 will announce a new package of sanctions against Russia on Friday.
Extending the economic embargo on Russia
It will include those countries that are trying to make up for the shortage of goods that Russia was deprived of as a result of the restrictions imposed on Moscow in connection with the invasion of Ukraine.
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According to Sullivan, the sanctions will take effect over time, despite attempts by President Vladimir Putin to prop up the Russian economy.
The F-16 is not a matter of short-range combat. Joe Biden’s advisor, when asked about Ukraine’s appeal for the supply of US F-16 fighters, said that the F-16 is a matter of Ukraine’s long-term defense.
US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin told CNN on Thursday that the US is training and equipping several brigades of Ukrainian mechanized infantry. In his view, supplying weapons and training the Ukrainian Armed Forces would change the dynamics of the battlefield and allow the Ukrainians to defeat the Russian defences.
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