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US reveals another huge batch of military aid to Ukraine

Samizdat | April 2, 2022

The US will be sending an additional $300 million in military aid to Ukraine, Pentagon press secretary John Kirby announced on Friday.

He added that the package will include laser-guided rocket systems, switchblade tactical drones which are capable of taking out armored vehicles, Puma surveillance drones, armored Humvees, ammunition, night-vision devices, machine guns, communications equipment, medical supplies, and other items.

“This decision underscores the United States’ unwavering commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in support of its heroic efforts to repel Russia’s war of choice,” Kirby said.

The secretary explained that the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative allows the US government to procure supplies and equipment directly from defense industry contractors, rather than taking it from the Defense Department’s own stockpiles.

The US has so far committed over $2.3 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since Russia launched its military operation in the country last month.

Earlier, UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace announced that Britain and its partners agreed to send more lethal aid to Ukraine after a conference involving 35 countries, explaining that Ukrainian soldiers need different weapons depending on the tactics on the ground.

Last month, US President Joe Biden signed a government spending bill that approved $13.6 billion in military and humanitarian aid for Ukraine, while some members of the Senate demanded the US spend even more to assist the country.

April 2, 2022 - Posted by | Militarism | , ,

4 Comments »

  1. More debt for the American Tax Payers to pay off, while those who use Tax Havens, have NO PROBLEM with $30 TRILLION debt? When will the American National Debt be dealt with?
    Who is going to PAY for it? “God help The USA”……..

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | April 2, 2022 | Reply

  2. How is this sending of American-made munitions to the Ukraine, for it to use in its war against Russia not to be considered participating in that war, by the United States?

    What’s the objective? The result is pretty clear: more war, an un-winable war for the Ukraine. Or, perhaps, for Russia, but maybe that’s what the United States wants.

    Likewise, how is doing the same munitions, over and over, for Israel, not participating in the war crimes of Israel, apartheid on Palestine, on and on and on? It’s a partnership. Being so, the incarceration without trial, et cetera, on and on and on, that is a participation as well.

    Do not look for an “explanation” from either. Any explanation would be as repugnant as Israel’s calling the attack on the USSLiberty, its sailors in life boats, napalm, torpedos, on and on and on, as, “…a terrible mistake.” And then working to minimize any compensation, let alone apology. Because, an apology would be as false as is the legitimacy of Israel.

    Likewise, the recent anniversary of the murder of Rachel Corrie, last month, March 15, the same things done: Israel countered guilt, countered any compensation to the family of Rachel Corrie. Not even so much as, “…a terrible mistake.” Because it wasn’t a mistake. Murder in the first degree is not a mistake. Premeditated, purposeful murder was carried out on Rachel Corrie.

    Israel is not an ally to the United States. It is the opposite. Ask the living and the dead of the USSLiberty… the surviving Palestinian families of those murdered, in the first degree.

    And that is why Israel is a terrorist state and any state that aligns with it is complicit.

    Why be complicit with a criminal nation/state, Israel?

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    Comment by michael | April 2, 2022 | Reply

    • “Remember the Maine” used to be a War Cry in The USA……..But that was a long time ago. Maybe it’s time to replace the “Maine” with the USS LIBERTY…………. “Remember The Liberty”….and never forget that disgusting “LBJ”

      One can only hope that those Young American men, who where sent into Vietnam, and those sent to their deaths on the USS Liberty….were waiting for LBJ, ‘on the other side’……….

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | April 2, 2022 | Reply

  3. How in hell is all this military equipment getting into Ukraine? I thought that Russia has interdicted such shipments along with decimating all Ukrainian airports and military depots, staging areas…no?

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    Comment by roberthstiver | April 4, 2022 | Reply


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