“President Joe Biden said Wednesday the U.S. is sending more anti-aircraft, anti-armor weapons and drones to Ukraine to assist in its defense against Russia.
The president’s comments came as he formally announced his administration was sending an additional $800 million in military assistance to Ukraine, making a total of $2 billion in such aid sent to Kyiv since Biden took office more than a year ago. About $1 billion in aid has been sent in just the last week.
“We’re going to give Ukraine the arms to fight and defend themselves through all the difficult days ahead,” Biden said.
Biden spoke hours after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy delivered a video address to members of U.S. Congress in which he made an impassioned plea for the U.S. and West to provide more help to save his young democracy than world leaders have so far pledged to provide.”
Comment: OK. I get it. There will be no “no fly zone.” I agree with that position. I sense that USAF for some reason is refusing to countenance transfer of MIG-29s to Ukraine. The reason for that is obscure for me since we are supplying air defense systems and will be supplying more.
Biden’s appearance at the signing ceremony was worrisome. He repeatedly stumbled over his text and at one point he could not remember Milley’s title and called him “our commander.” Milley is CJCS and not in the chain of command. Biden has been Washington for 50 years and he does not know that? pl