“We will speak softly and carry a large javelin” Joe Biden announced new Ukraine military assistance
President Joe Biden said the US would send an additional $800 million in military assistance to Ukraine as Russia’s war enters, what he called a “critical window,” CNN reported.
“Putin is banking on us losing interest,” Biden said. “Once again, we’re going to prove him wrong,” Biden announced the new shipments with heavy artillery and 144,000 rounds of ammunition. He also said Russian ships would be banned from American ports. The new military aid package the President announced comes in at roughly $800 million, following a similarly sized measure earlier this month.
“We’re in a critical window now of time where they’re … going to set the stage for the next phase of this war,” Biden said of the Russian military plans. “The United States and our allies and partners are moving as fast as possible to continue to provide Ukraine … the weapons they need, the equipment they need, that their forces need to defend their nation.”