The State Department told about the work to increase military assistance to Ukraine
Blinken said that the United States is working with allies to increase military assistance to Ukraine
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The US administration is working closely with the US Congress and foreign allies to increase the volume of military assistance to Ukraine. This was stated during a press conference by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, his words are quoted by TASS.
“We continue to work closely with Congress, as well as allies and partners, to significantly increase the volume of assistance to Ukraine and help it prepare to defend itself,” the head of the State Department said. According to him, in 2021, Washington provided Kiev with $ 650 million to strengthen its defense capability.
He also recalled that the United States allowed its allies to supply Ukraine with American military equipment and deployed additional forces in Europe. All American units in the region have been placed on high alert to strengthen NATO’s eastern flank.
Earlier, Anthony Blinken and French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian discussed the situation around Ukraine and the strengthening of NATO’s eastern flank during a telephone conversation. According to the report, it was about the efforts of NATO allies, US partners in the EU, the G-7 countries and other partners to respond to the “ongoing build-up of the presence of Russian armed forces near the borders of Ukraine.”