The Biden administration held off on delivering the additional military assistance for Ukraine, while a $200 million aid package was prepared. This was reported by NBC News on December 11, citing sources familiar with the matter.
The U.S. is already providing important military assistance to Ukraine on a regular basis. The U.S. has delivered about $400 million in 2021 only. It is already the largest sum provided in a year since 2014. And more aid packages are supposed.
The most recently, the $200 million aid package reportedly “has been on the president’s desk for roughly three to four weeks.” It was expected to be approved a week ago; but the decision was finally postponed by the White House.
The exact composition of this aid package was not unceiled. In its turn, Kiev asks for military equipment like more Javelin anti-tank and anti-ship missiles, ADS, advanced radar systems and various other munitions.
Despite the delay in sending this exact $200 million package, there are still other options to support the Kiev regime, including other larger military supplies that are previewed.
Amid the ongoing hysteria on the alleged Russian invasion of Ukraine, Washington claims that it is ready to impose new tough sanctions on Moscow and to send more military aid to Ukraine. Thus, according to the sources, another much larger package of aid still may be approved in Washington in the event of further incursion by Russia.
“We would provide additional defensive materiel to the Ukrainians above and beyond that which we are already providing,” National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said, recounting Biden’s conversation with Putin.
The decision of the Biden administration to delay one smaller shipment, was likely a tactic move aimed to give a room for diplomatic steps following the recent virtual summit between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin. At the same time, Washington continues to inflate the story of the alleged Russian invasion of Ukraine, trying to maintain leverage on Moscow.
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