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The United States continues to arm Ukraine against Russia

The United States continues to arm Ukraine against Russia

von Sarah Eminger

After a meeting at the White House, Joe Biden and Volodymyr Zelensky announced an additional $60 million “security assistance package” on Wednesday. This includes additional anti-tank missiles and other weapons “so that Ukraine can fight them more effectively.” Russian aggression can defend.” According to the United States, US support for Ukrainian security forces has reached $2.5 billion since 2014.

Military aid is nothing new

US military aid to Ukraine has been around for many years. During the Russian occupation of Crimea in 2014, many Western countries advised Kiev not to respond. Critics fear further escalation with military aid, which is why the United States supports only the defense of Kiev. Ukraine can With the help of the United States, their army, which was barely able to move, has been visible since 2014 Strengthening – Strengthens.

In the last US election campaign, Zelensky played a coercive role in the “Ukraine Affair”. Biden’s predecessor Donald Trump is said to have asked the Ukrainian president to investigate Biden’s son Hunter and thus interfere in the election campaign. As leverage against Zelensky, Trump withheld military aid that Joe Biden is now expanding. Both sides now want to leave that behind and seek a good diplomatic relationship.

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