Brigadier Shri DS Tripathi (Retd) said that however, US President Joe Biden, while hosting his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky at the White House, announced $325 million in new military aid to the war-torn country.
This week in newsinfrance.com News Network’s special program Shaurya Path, we wanted to know from Brigadier Shri DS Tripathi (Retd.) what is the status of Russia-Ukraine war at present, in response to this he said that the war is in a stable state because of military and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is on a tour of various countries to ask for economic help, while on the other hand, Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to collect arms from North Korea, China and other countries. He said that this war has reached such a situation where both the countries are forced to extend their hands to the other countries but still both are not agreeing. He said that anyway this war is not likely to stop till the US presidential elections because Biden wants to capitalize on the atmosphere against Russia in the elections. But now members of the US Congress have begun to question why we are continuing aid to Ukraine while we are having to cut our defense budget, he said. He said that Poland has now flatly refused to provide further help to Ukraine. It is believed that in the coming days, more European countries will refuse to provide further help to Ukraine because everyone’s expenses have increased.
Brigadier Shri DS Tripathi (Retd) said that although US President Joe Biden, while hosting his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky at the White House, announced $ 325 million as new military aid to the war-torn country and the Russian aggression They have expressed their resolve to protect Ukraine, but it is going to be difficult for them to provide further help to Ukraine. He said that concerns have also been raised in the US Defense Department about the fact that despite training the Ukrainian army, it is not being able to be openly aggressive against Russia. Pentagon officials are also worried that the way Russia is failing to deliver NATO weapons is not sending a good message to the international arms market because when other countries see that their weapons are available, then who will buy them from them? -Will buy weapons. He said that apart from this, the way Russia is taking arms from North Korea and Iran and creating their arms market, it can become a big challenge in the future.
Brigadier Shri DS Tripathi (Retired) said that there is no doubt that Biden has given a lot of support to Zelensky. This is reflected in the fact that he welcomed the Ukrainian President to the White House for the third time this year. He said Biden announced $325 million more US security istance to Ukraine, which includes more artillery, ammunition and anti-tank weapons. Apart from this, America’s first Abrams tanks will be given to Ukraine next week. Apart from this, the US and Ukraine also signed a new agreement to strengthen defense capabilities under which Washington will help Kiev improve its air defense during winter to protect its people. He said that this agreement has come at a time when Russia has launched a major campaign of air strikes against five cities in Ukraine. These attacks have caused significant damage to Ukraine’s vital civilian infrastructure and have caused power outages in many parts of the country, affecting the public.