The United States continues to increase its military support for Ukraine. Joe Biden released, Wednesday March 16, 800 million dollars of equipment in response to the request of the Ukrainian president who delivered a speech, just before, before the American Congress.
Volodymyr Zelensky’s fervent speech to the US Congress moved many elected officials to tears. Once again, the President of Ukraine called on the United States to impose a no-fly zone and more equipment to defend against Russian aggression. But Joe Biden has already said it: closing the Ukrainian skies would lead to a “Third World War”, according to him.
Drones, missiles and small arms
Instead, the US President authorizes unprecedented new military aid in the amount of $800 million with equipment that will allow Ukraine to better protect itself against Russian air strikes: Russian anti-aircraft defense systems S-300 long-range missiles, 800 Stinger surface-to-air missiles, but also 9,000 anti-tank systems, 7,000 light weapons, 20,000 ammunition. Not to mention a hundred attack drones capable of piercing armor, called Switchblades .
“America stands with all the forces of freedom” says Joe Biden. A few hours later, for the first time, he called Vladimir Putin a “war criminal“.
We will keep the pressure on Putin’s faltering economy and continue to isolate him on the international stage. This is our goal: to make Putin pay the price, to weaken him while strengthening the position of the Ukrainians on the battlefield and at the negotiating table. Together with our allies, we will do everything we can to end this tragic and unjustified war. It is a struggle to stifle an autocrat’s appetite against humanity’s desire to live free. And rest assured, America stands with all the forces of freedom.