Pentagon will continue to supply Ukraine with weapons after the war with Russia

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The Defense Department is developing a plan for long-term support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) - it will continue for at least 5 years after the end of the war with Russia, CNN reports citing three Pentagon sources.

The efforts are being led by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and would build on the billions of dollars in military aid the US has given to Ukraine since Russia invaded.

The Pentagon spokesman clarified that the process is at an early stage and is still analyzing what the AFU may need in the medium and long term. However, Ukrainians are also involved in the discussion, and "their point of view will be crucial. The analysis will be completed "within the next month or two", the sources added.

If the Pentagon plan is approved by U.S. President Joe Biden, it could lead to years of future arms sales and the establishment of a long-term military training program for Ukrainians. The document would be presented to Kyiv - it will contain a road map detailing the stages of development of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin instructed his office to work on a picture of the future of the Ukrainian army with the Joint Staff and the U.S. European Command back in August.

The White House also decided to name its military mission to support Kiev and appoint a general to lead it, The Wall Street Journal reported. The U.S. has done the same thing in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Pentagon spokesman Brigadier General Patrick Ryder did not confirm or deny this information, but noted that such a move entails funding at the level of the Defense Department. Thus, the U.S. mission in Ukraine will receive not just its own name, but a separate line in the military budget, permanent staff and high command status.

On September 2, the White House announced that the Biden administration would ask Congress for another $11.7 billion in military and financial aid to Ukraine. Since January 2021, the U.S. has already provided more than $13.5 billion in support to Kiev.





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Pentagon will continue to supply Ukraine with weapons after the war with Russia

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Read: 580     11:00     08 Сентябрь 2022    

The Defense Department is developing a plan for long-term support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) - it will continue for at least 5 years after the end of the war with Russia, CNN reports citing three Pentagon sources.

The efforts are being led by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and would build on the billions of dollars in military aid the US has given to Ukraine since Russia invaded.

The Pentagon spokesman clarified that the process is at an early stage and is still analyzing what the AFU may need in the medium and long term. However, Ukrainians are also involved in the discussion, and "their point of view will be crucial. The analysis will be completed "within the next month or two", the sources added.

If the Pentagon plan is approved by U.S. President Joe Biden, it could lead to years of future arms sales and the establishment of a long-term military training program for Ukrainians. The document would be presented to Kyiv - it will contain a road map detailing the stages of development of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin instructed his office to work on a picture of the future of the Ukrainian army with the Joint Staff and the U.S. European Command back in August.

The White House also decided to name its military mission to support Kiev and appoint a general to lead it, The Wall Street Journal reported. The U.S. has done the same thing in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Pentagon spokesman Brigadier General Patrick Ryder did not confirm or deny this information, but noted that such a move entails funding at the level of the Defense Department. Thus, the U.S. mission in Ukraine will receive not just its own name, but a separate line in the military budget, permanent staff and high command status.

On September 2, the White House announced that the Biden administration would ask Congress for another $11.7 billion in military and financial aid to Ukraine. Since January 2021, the U.S. has already provided more than $13.5 billion in support to Kiev.





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