The United States is discussing the provision of weapons to Ukraine because of the threat of Russian invasion - CNN
The administration of US President Joe Biden is studying the possibility of sending its advisers to Ukraine, as well as additional weapons due to information that the Russian Federation is withdrawing troops to the Ukrainian border.
The announcement was made by CNN on Tuesday, November 23, citing informed sources.
It is noted that the United States intends to supply Ukraine with a new batch of anti-tank missile systems Javelin and mortars. The possibility of sending a batch of Stinger portable anti-aircraft missile systems and Mi-17 helicopters previously purchased in Russia, which were originally intended for the Afghan army, is also being studied.
According to CNN, some US administration officials are concerned that Moscow may see such deliveries as an attempt by Washington to seriously aggravate the situation. In such circumstances, it is unclear whether any of the military advisers Washington plans to send to the region will actually go to Ukraine.
In addition, the channel received information that the American side is negotiating with European partners to develop a new package of sanctions in case Russia invades Ukraine.
What is known
- The US Senate has proposed sanctions against Russia in the event of an invasion of Ukraine.
- US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has said that Russia's political and military actions against Ukraine raise concerns among the United States leadership, as they do not know the intentions of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
- Russia transfers the 56th Assault Regiment to the occupied Crimea.
- The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba spoke about the security situation in Crimea and Donbas, as well as along the Ukrainian border to the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrel on the eve of the EU Council of Foreign Ministers.