Congressmen from the United States insisted on Wednesday to the Biden Administration to provide more arms to Ukraine so that the European country can defend itself from the invasion of Russia.
The president of the House of Representatives of Foreign Affairs Committeethe republican Michael McCauland the president of the Armed Services Committeethe also republican Mike Rogersthey asked the american government that provides “critical weapon systems” to Ukraine to defeat the russian troopsaccording to a statement.
“The current doubts of the Biden Administration and some of our European allies in providing critical weapons systems to Ukraine reeks of weak policies of 2021such as not sanctioning Nord Stream 2 or providing US-sourced Stingers (missiles) before the full-scale invasion,” the joint letter read.
McCaul and Rogers noted that while those policies failed to deter conflictindecision and current self-deterrence could lead to a prolongation of the conflict in Ukrainewhich would cost human lives.
“Now is the time for the governments of Biden and Scholz follow the example of our allies in the UK and Eastern Europe: the Leopard 2 tanks(missiles) ATACMS and other long-range precision munitions must be approved without delay”, assured the congressmen.
the republican representative victoria spartz urged Joe Biden to provide longer range ammunition to his home country of Ukraine as the country’s war slowly approaches a full year of battle.
“The next six months will be critical for the brutal war in Ukraine and longer-range capabilities will be crucial to its success,” Spatz said in a statement, stating that the Executive must be “proactive” for a change and “provide adequate security assistance to the Ukrainian Army.”
Spartz, who was born in Ukraine, asked the White House to provide ammunition Multiple Launch Guided Rocket System (GMLRS) or the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS).
“What these capabilities would do is help the Ukrainian Army better defend its cities in eastern Ukraine, where the Russian Army has withdrawn its artillery to a ‘safe’ distance in the occupied Ukrainian territories,” Spartz concluded in his statement.
USA is sending arms and ammunition stored in Israel a Ukraine for use in war against Russiaas reported on Wednesday by New York Timesstating that the decision was made last year.
An Israeli official confirmed the report to Reutersdetailing that then Prime Minister Yair Lapid gave the go-ahead for the transferalthough the United States does not formally need such consent.
For decades, the Pentagon has stored ammunition in Israel to serve as emergency resupply for the country in times of war or for delivery to other US allies.
According to him New York Timesthe munitions that Washington decided to move from Israel to Ukraine are about 300,000 155-millimeter artillery shells. About half have been sent to Europe for redistribution to Ukraine, according to the newspaper.
Military analysts consulted by the Times they stressed that “artillery forms the backbone of ground combat firepower for both Ukraine and Russia, and the outcome of the war may depend on which side runs out of ammunition first”.
(With information from Europa Press and Reuters)
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