The United States will send to Ukraine Soviet-made air defense equipment that Washington acquired decades ago through a secret program, The Wall Street Journal reported the day before.
The systems, which include the SA-8 short-range surface-to-air missile system, were obtained in order to test Russian military technology and help train US troops, US officials told the outlet.
Both the National Security Council and the Pentagon declined to comment on what specific weapons Washington has already sent to kyiv in response to Russia’s military operation that began on February 24.
The administration is authorized to transfer the aforementioned equipment under the annual spending bill President Joe Biden signed into law last week, which includes $13.6 billion for military aid to Ukrainian forces.
Russia alleges that one of the objectives of its military incursion is to prevent the neighboring nation from continuing to militarize, which constitutes a danger to the security of the Eurasian country.
Meanwhile, political observers question the role played by the United States and its allies in the current conflict, because on the one hand they talk about peace and diplomatic channels, and on the other they add fuel to the fire with the supply of weapons.
Precisely this Monday, the Head of the White House held a videoconference with European leaders to strengthen the position against Russia and coordinate the delivery of more military support to Ukraine.
This Wednesday, the occupant of the Oval Office will travel to Europe for meetings in Brussels, Belgium, with leaders of the so-called Old Continent and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the European Union and the G7.
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