March 4, 2024
US says it will continue providing security aid to Ukraine

US says it will continue providing security aid to Ukraine

The White House said on Sunday it would continue providing arms to Ukraine, but declined to comment directly on the matter A road and rail bridge connecting Russia to Crimea was blown up.

“We have nothing else to add to the bridge explosion,” White House national security spokesman John Kirby said. This week From broadcaster ABC. “What I can say is that Mr. Putin started this war, and Mr. Putin can end it today by withdrawing his forces from the country.”

Kirby said both sides needed to find a way to end the war, but Putin was not interested in doing so.

“Quite the contrary,” he added. “By inviting hundreds of thousands of reservationists, he has shown every indication that he is doubling down on his challenges by politically annexing, or at least attempting to annex, the four regions of Ukraine,” Kirby added.

That’s why, Kirby said, “Obviously, we’re in almost daily contact with the Ukrainians, and we’ll continue to provide security assistance.”

After U.S. President Joe Biden’s comments widely echoed the White House last week, Kirby said the U.S. had no indication that Putin had made the decision to use nuclear weapons and had no reason to change the U.S.’s strategic posture. about this.

“The president represents the very high stakes at stake right now…when you have a modern nuclear power, the leader of that modern nuclear power is willing to use reckless rhetoric like Putin did…” Kirby said.