Extremely tense relations exist between the United States and Russia over the Ukraine issue. It is feared that Putin could launch an attack on Ukraine at any time. Under such circumstances, the United States has sent about 90 tons of military aid to Ukraine.
This information was given in a report by Bloomberg on Saturday (January 22).
The United States recently approved a military aid package for Ukraine. This is the first shipment. The aid was sent to Ukraine’s frontline military members. So that there is a huge amount of ammunition and other military equipment.
The aid was sent shortly after US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken’s visit to Kyiv. During the visit, he said that if Russia invaded Ukraine, strict action would be taken. Although Moscow has denied the aggression.
US President Joe Biden approved a 200 million security assistance package in December last year. The U.S. embassy in Kyiv says Ukraine has the right to defend its sovereignty. Which is also said to be what America believes.
The embassy said in a Facebook post that the United States would continue to provide such military assistance as part of an ongoing effort to protect Ukraine’s sovereignty. The Ukrainian defense minister thanked the United States for its assistance.
US President Joe Biden has said that Russian President Vladimir Putin will launch an attack on Ukraine. On Wednesday (January 19), Biden expressed concern. However, he acknowledged that their numbers were not enough to defeat Russia.
Earlier, US intelligence said Russia could launch an attack on Ukraine within a month. This was followed by a comment from Biden.
Russia has deployed more than 100,000 troops along the Ukrainian border. Asked about this, Biden expressed concern, “We think Russia will move towards Ukraine.” Pointing to Putin, he said he could do something.
This is the most tense situation between the United States and Russia since the end of the Cold War three decades ago. Earlier, tensions erupted over the occupation of Crimea, but it did not last long.
But this time, tensions over the deployment of Russian troops on the Ukrainian border have surpassed all previous ones. Meanwhile, sending troops to Moscow in response to the country’s call to quell protests in Kazakhstan has raised major concerns.