The United States Can Supply Ukraine With “The Weapons It Needs” To Resist Russia.

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – As Ukraine demands more military aid from the West, US national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Sunday, April 10, that the US is committed to giving Ukraine “the weapons it needs” to defend itself against Russia.

According to Sullivan, the Biden administration will send more weapons to Ukraine to prevent Russia from gaining more territory and attacking civilians, which the US has labeled as war crimes.

 

“We’re going to get Ukraine the weapons it needs to fight back against the Russians and stop them from taking more cities and towns where they do these crimes,” Sullivan said on ABC’s “This Week.”

 

Moscow has rejected accusations of war crimes by Ukraine and Western countries.

 

Sullivan said the US was “working around the clock to deliver our own weapons… and planning and coordinating the delivery of weapons and equipment from many other countries” on NBC News’ “Meet the Press.”

 

“Every day, including today,” Sullivan added, “weapons are arriving.”

 

According to the White House, the US has sent $1.7 billion in military aid to Ukraine since Russia launched its incursion on February 24.

 

Defensive anti-aircraft Stinger and anti-tank Javelin missiles, as well as ammunition and body armor, have been sent. Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, on the other hand, is pushing US and European leaders to give heavier weapons and equipment to engage Russia in the country’s eastern region, where Russia is likely to step up its military efforts.

 

In excerpts from an interview with CBS News’ “60 Minutes” that will appear later on Sunday, Zelenskiy expressed doubts about the US supplying the weapons he believes are required.

 

“How fast we will be helped by the United States decides whether Ukraine will be able to stave off the Russian incursion.” To be honest, it’s on this that we’ll be able to survive,” Zelensky said.

 

“I have 100% confidence in our people and our armed forces, but unfortunately I don’t have the confidence that we will be receiving everything we need.”

 

More than 50 people were killed in a missile strike on a train station in Kramatorsk, Donetsk region, on Friday, according to Ukrainian officials. Thousands of people had gathered to leave.

 

Moscow has denied that people are being targeted as part of its “special operation” to demilitarize and “denazify” its southern neighbor. This has been criticized by Ukraine and Western nations as a spurious excuse for war.

 

Aleksandr Dvornikov, a Russian general with extensive combat experience in Syria, was named to oversee Russia’s forces in Ukraine on Saturday.

 

In light of this, Sullivan believes Dvornikov will approve of increased brutality toward the Ukrainian civilian population.

 

On CNN’s “State of the Nation,” Republican US Representative Liz Cheney asked the Biden administration to send Ukraine with offensive weapons such as tanks and planes, as well as defensive equipment such as anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles.

 

“I think we need to do everything that Zelenskiy says he needs at this point, given the just unbelievable battle that they have put up,” she said.

 

In a CBS News poll released on Sunday, the majority of Americans support sending more weapons to Ukraine.

 

According to the poll, which was taken last week when news of Russian strikes on civilians became public, 72% of those questioned support sending additional weapons to Russia, while 78% support economic penalties.

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