New batch of U.S. military aid arrives in Ukraine for war in the Donbass

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Ukraine receives third batch of US military aid

The third batch of additional US military aid arrived in Ukraine, including ammunition, anti-tank and precision weapons as the Defense Ministry of Ukraine reported.

“Today, October 22, the third final batch of additional aid worth $60 million from the United States government for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine arrived in Ukraine, including ammunition, anti-tank and precision weapons, medical equipment and the like,” the statement says.

[A] new cargo of military assistance from the United States arrived in Ukraine on the night from October 17 to 18.

According to Defense Minister Andriy Taran, the U.S. military assistance has been boosting the combat capacity of Ukraine’s military in Donbas.

Photograph: Ukrainian Ministry of Defense

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2 thoughts on “New batch of U.S. military aid arrives in Ukraine for war in the Donbass

  1. After the USSR collapsed, Yeltsin let the CIA run Russia as long as they kept him well supplied with vodka. The CIA dismantled the USSR military, industry, schools, pensions, etc. Then Yeltsin got too sick, an unknown named Putin was put in as head of state, and he began trying to very quietly rebuild. In 2011, when the US wanted to kill Gaddafi, Russia and the PRC both voted ‘Yes’ in the UN Security Council. In 2013, when the US wanted to kill Bashar in Syria, Russia and the PRC both abstained in the UN Security Council. Putin knew that, if he antagonised the US, they could demand that he resign and put in another Yeltsin, and he would have no choice but to comply, so he kept his head down until 2015, when Russia had been rebuilt enough that a US demand for regime change could be safely defied.
    Today, Russia have said they will not let anyone murder the ethnic Russians in the Ukraine. They also said that Russia intends to keep their bases in Syria, and the Russian military will not allow NATO to overthrow the Syrian government. (NATO had their chance in 2013, but the UK Parliament voted ‘NO!’) Russia is no longer pliant the way it was from 1990 to 2015.
    The US is hoping the descendents of those who welcomed the Wehrmacht liberation of the Ukraine in ’41 will do their work for them, killing off those ethnic Russians in the Ukraine and reclaiming the Crimea, preferably without any US soldiers having to risk their lives. If a bunch of Ukrainians and Russians get killed without a single US soldier getting hurt, the US will figure their plans are going perfectly.
    But it’s not at all clear things will go the way the US wants them to go.
    I hope Russia has rebuilt enough it can protect Syria, Crimea, and the Eastern Ukraine from US predation.
    And I fear, based on this story, that we will very soon find out.

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