Kirby added that military aid is flowing into Ukraine “at record speed.”
The Biden administration will continue to provide substantial military assistance to Ukraine “as soon as we can send it” until Russia ceases hostilities.
This was stated by the coordinator of the National Security Council for strategic communications and retired Rear Admiral John Kirby, writes CNN .
“They (Ukrainians – ed.) receive (weapons – ed.) as much as we can send, and as fast (as fast) we can send,” Kirby said.
Kirby added that military aid is flowing into Ukraine “at record speed” and the US is “constantly talking” to Kyiv.
He clarified that the United States is trying to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine return the occupied territories of Donbass and the south: “We are going to help the armed forces of Ukraine defend themselves and try to return (occupied – ed.) territories in the east, in the south.”
Kirby reiterated that Ukraine’s war with Russia “might drag on,” but added that no additional congressional help is needed at this stage: “We’re not at the point where we think we need to plan another additional package. We’ve just started spending additional package they have already approved.”
As UNIAN reported earlier, yesterday, June 15, US President Joe Biden announced the allocation of another $1 billion military aid package to Ukraine.
The aid package includes : MLRS guided missiles, 18 M777 howitzers and 36,000 projectiles for them, two additional Harpoon anti-ship systems for coastal security, thousands of protected radio and night vision devices and other optical devices.
In addition, the allocation of $225 million for humanitarian assistance to the population has been announced.