Pentagon: US support for Ukraine aided in its fight against Russia
Alongside DoD-endorsed aid packages, the Pentagon's air force chief of staff announces his own endorsement to increase military strength in Ukraine.
The US Deputy Chief of Staff for Air Force, Clinton Hinote, admitted that his country's endless support helped Ukraine against what he referred to as "Russian aerial supremacy" in Ukraine.
Hinote suggested that the US military should convincingly prove, especially to Russia and China, its capability of standing in their way to success - something he believes the presence of US arms in Ukraine has already attested to.
"So, if we could prove that we can mutually deny air, maritime, and information, the logical conclusion is that our potential adversary never gets to the point where they’re ready to go," the US Deputy Chief of Staff for Air Force said.
In June, Ukraine confirmed the arrival of HIMARS weaponry to elevate its military arsenal in confronting Russia in the war, after US officials announced new military aid packages to Ukraine, the latest of which amount to $2.98 billion.
On August 19, the US Department of Defense announced an additional package amounting to approximately $775 million, followed recently by a statement from Washington disclosing that it would send to Ukrainian forces a new arms shipment of $550 million that include missile ammunition, alongside the $400 million that the Pentagon has already provided consisting of 4 HIMARS, and one on July 2 for $820 million - most of which is ending up in the black market.
Regarding the Western armament of Kiev, the head of the Delegation of the Russian Federation to the Vienna Negotiations on Military Security and Arms Control, Konstantin Gavrilov, disclosed earlier that the excessive supply of arms to Ukraine will push Russia to take tough measures to counteract the range of missiles used by Kiev.