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Nancy Pelosi leads delegation to Ukraine, meeting President Zelenskyy
... the trip were Reps. Jason Crow , D-Colo. Jim McGovern, D-Mass. Gregory Meeks, D-NY, and Adam Schiff, D-Calif. The trip is the second major visit by American officials in the span of a week. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin met with Zelenskyy last Sunday and made promises of military and diplomatic support. The U.S. and many countries in Europe have pledged to send a variety of defensive weapons to help Ukraine hold off Russian advances. Russia has not taken those ...
Updated: 05/01/2022
China says US wants Ukraine conflict to drag on, weaken Russia
... they're trying to weaken Russia, and they're looking to weaken Russia, he said. The spokesman said that as for whether the US brings peace or war, security or chaos or war, I suppose we all know the answers to those questions. The US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin acknowledged earlier this week that Washington wanted to see Russia weakened to the degree that it can't do the kinds of things it has done in Ukraine by helping Kiev. On Thursday, U.S. President Joe Biden asked Congress for an additional $33 ...
Updated: 04/30/2022
Blinken says Ukraine will not oppose NATO membership
... to strengthen its position at the negotiating table, but it can't be more Ukrainian than the Ukrainians and the ultimate decision will be up to Kiev, Blinken said. The crisis in Ukraine, which Blinken visited over the weekend with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin dominated Tuesday s hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the State Department's 2023 budget. At one point, Senator Rand Paul R-Kentucky expressed his concern that Ukrainians were being pushed and goaded by half of the Senate ...
Updated: 04/29/2022
NATO chief says NATO ready to support Ukraine
... Ukrainian forces and better coordination of efforts between the countries that support Kiev . In this context he welcomed the US proposal to conduct monthly talks with allies from and outside NATO on Ukraine's self-defense. US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin admitted earlier this week that Washington wanted to see Russia weakened to the degree that it can't do the kinds of things that it has done in invading Ukraine by helping Kiev . Moscow has warned the West not to pump up Ukraine with weapons, ...
Updated: 04/29/2022
Vladimir Putin fighting for his country, for democracy, says song of war
... devastation on the outskirts of Kyiv highlight the inhumanity of Russian forces. The Ukrainians are fighting back with weapons supplied by the United States and other countries that will continue to aid them. I was perturbed by U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin 's bold words. He stated that he wants Russia to weakened to the extent that it can't do the kinds of things that it has done in Ukraine, because of America's goals for success. The goal of U.S. arms support was to help Ukraine defend itself. Has ...
Updated: 04/29/2022
US not interested in Ukraine, says Austin
... doesn't want to see the Ukrain conflict expand to Transnistria or Moldova, according to the US defense secretary. The US is not interested in the conflict in Ukraine and wants to see the conflict in Ukraine spill over to the area, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Tuesday at a conference in Germany on supplying Kiev with weapons and equipment. We are still looking into the cause of that, still doing analysis there, so we're not really sure what that s all about, but that's something we'll focus ...
Updated: 04/29/2022
UN chief calls for peace on Ukraine crisis
... escalate the tensions and prolong the conflict. They include the continued special military operation by Russia in Ukraine and the increasing supply of modern weaponry to Ukraine by the United States and its NATO allies. What US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Monday was quite disturbing. He stated that the U.S. goal is to see Russia weakened and is in contrast to the efforts of Guterres and many countries, including China, to urge the warring parties to de-escalate the conflict and settle their ...
Updated: 04/29/2022
White House to submit new Ukraine aid request today
... assistance to Ukraine through the end of the current federal fiscal year, the officials said. The extended assistance package for Ukraine comes as the Biden administration has said its goals in Ukraine are now to weaken Russia, as Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin put it this week, and U.S. officials are increasingly open that the aim is for Ukraine to win the war against Russia. The military aid is expected to include capabilities that Ukraine could use now and equipment for the longer term. Since Russia ...
Updated: 04/27/2022
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