US congressmen called for the immediate shipment of critical weapons to Ukraine to defeat Russian troops
Republicans McCaul and Rogers said that while those policies failed to deter conflict, the current indecision could lead to a prolonged invasion, which it would cost human lives
US congressmen called for immediate shipment of critical weapons to Ukraine to defeat Russian troops. (REUTERS)
United States congressmen on Wednesday urged the Biden Administration to provide more weapons to Ukraine so that the European country can defend itself of the invasion of Russia.
The Chairman of the House of Representatives of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Republican Michael McCaul, and the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, fellow Republican Mike Rogers, asked the US government< /b> to provide Ukraine with “critical weapons systems” to defeat Russian troops, according to a statement.
“The current hesitation of the Biden Administration and some of our European allies in providing critical weapons systems to Ukraine reeks of weak 2021 policies, such as not sanctioning Nord Stream 2 or providing US-sourced Stingers (missiles) before full-scale invasion,” the joint letter read.
McCaul and Rogers noted that while those policies failed to deter conflict, current indecision and self-deterrence could lead to prolonged conflict in Ukraine, which it would cost human lives.
“Now is the time for the Biden and Scholz governments to follow the lead of our UK and Eastern European allies: the Leopard 2 tanks, (missiles) < b>ATACMS and other long-range precision munitions must be approved without delay”, assured the congressmen.
McCaul and Rogers indicated that although Those policies failed to deter the conflict, indecision and current self-deterrence could lead to a protracted conflict in Ukraine, costing human lives. (REUTERS)
Republican Rep. Victoria Spartz urged Joe Biden to provide longer-range ammunitionto his home country of Ukraine as the country's war slowly approaches a full year of battle.
“The next six months will be critical for the brutal war in Ukraine and longer-range capabilities will be crucial to its success,” Spatz said in a statement, saying the government must be “proactive” for change and “provide adequate security assistance to the Ukrainian Army.” /p>
Ukrainian-born Spartz asked the White House to provide ammunition for the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) or the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS).
“What these capabilities would do is help the Ukrainian Army better defend its cities in eastern Ukraine, where the Russian Army has withdrawn its artillery to a 'safe' distance in the occupied Ukrainian territories” , Spartz concluded in his statement.
United Statesis sending arms and ammunition stored in Israel to Ukraine for use in the war against Russia, the New York reported Wednesday. Times, stating that the decision was made last year.
An Israeli official confirmed the report to Reuters, detailing that the then Prime Minister Yair Lapid gave the go-ahead for the transfer, although the US does not formally need such consent.
Republican Rep. Victoria Spartz urged Joe Biden to provide longer-range munitions to his home country of Ukraine as the country's war slowly nears a full year of battle. (REUTERS)
For decades, the Pentagon has stored munitions in Israel to serve as emergency resupply for the country in times of war or for its delivery to other allies of the United States.
According to the New York Times, the munitions that Washington decided to transfer from Israel to the Ukraine are about 300,000 155-millimeter artillery shells. About half have been sent to Europe for redistribution to Ukraine, according to the newspaper.
Military analysts consulted by the Times remarked that “ artillery forms the backbone of ground combat firepower for both Ukraine and Russia, and the outcome of the war may depend on which side runs out of ammunition first.”
(With information from Europa Press and Reuters)