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The Pentagon is preparing a detailed analysis and is developing a plan to support the Ukrainian army in the medium and long term, including after the end of the war with Russia, reports CNN.
According to three defense officials, this mission is being led by Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley.
The process is reported to be in its early stages, and a senior defense official said he is looking to the "future Ukrainian forces” to answer the key questions of “what makes sense?” and “what do we want Ukraine to have in the medium and long term?” in terms of military support. The US is focused on the next five years after the end of the Russian war and against Ukraine.
It is noted that the analysis is being conducted jointly with the Ukrainians, and if approved by US President Joe Biden, it could lead to years of future arms sales and the creation of a long-term US military training program. It will be presented Kyiv as an assessment, but will provide a clear roadmap that will show the US opinion on the development of the Ukrainian army.
The analysis is expected to be ready within one or two months. And such support will be constantly developed over the course of several months as the battlefield shifts and Ukrainian forces advance.
Initial efforts may result in recommendations on weapons and training depending on the military strategy approved by Ukraine. Eventually, this may continue the involvement of the United States and its allies in helping Ukraine for years to come due to long-term multi-year arms contracts that could be completed even before the end of Biden's first term.
Prepared by: Sergey Daga