US Army CSA: The more weapons Ukrainians get, the more they desire
The US Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville says that the Ukrainian government seeks attack helicopters and air-and-missile defense systems but the more weapon systems the Ukrainians obtain from the United States and the allies, "the more they desire."
The US Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said, on Thursday, that the Ukrainian government seeks attack helicopters and air-and-missile defense systems but the more weapon systems the Ukrainians obtain from the United States and the allies, "the more they desire."
"They want helicopters, and certainly attack helicopters at that, and they want air and missile defense that we're seeing from most of our allies and partners. Those seem to be the capabilities that they want, and the more of that they can get, the more they desire,” McConville said.
It is worth noting that a new $820 million military supply package for Ukraine was disclosed by the US on Friday. It includes two sophisticated surface-to-air missile systems and four more counter-artillery radars.
Additional ammunition for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) that the US administration had previously promised to Ukraine is also part of the latest military supply package.
Since President Joe Biden took office, the US has provided Ukraine with over $20 billion in total military aid and supply.
Russia has constantly warned that flushing US weapons into Ukraine will have dire consequences.
Since Russia launched its operation in February, the US has delivered billions in weaponry and other military supplies to Ukraine. After initially sending thousands of anti-tank missiles and ammunition to the war-torn country, the Biden administration has since delivered heavier armaments to Volodymyr Zelensky's regime.
This comes after the Russian ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, warned that the influx of Western arms to the conflict zone in Ukraine was adding fuel to the fire.
On April 16, Russia reportedly sent a diplomatic cable to the US, accusing the US and its NATO allies of violating "rigorous principles" governing the transfer of weapons to conflict zones, as well as being blind to the "threat of high-precision weapons falling into the hands of radical nationalists, extremists, and bandit forces in Ukraine."
Kiev's policy of arming civilians and paramilitary organizations to repel Russian soldiers has already had unintended repercussions, with stories of gang warfare, looting, and extrajudicial killings emerging from Ukraine since the conflict began.
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