O US President “has decided that he will not provide [mísseis] ATACMS, but did not exclude this possibility in the future”, declared National Security Advisor Jack Sullivan at a press conference.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who is currently in Washington where he will be received at the White House, declared this week that it would be a “disappointment” if he did not return to Kyiv without these powerful tactical missiles.
However, Sullivan praised the results of the Ukrainian counteroffensive, criticized by several US military officials who have spoken in the media anonymously.
“In reality, Ukraine is in the process of recovering ground, it is doing so methodically, step by step,” he said.
Joe Biden’s advisor stated that, in particular due to American military assistance, Ukrainian forces were able to “liberate in three months more territory than the Russians were able to take in eight months.”
“Several large cities in Ukraine are not under Russian occupation or rule today. First, because of the courage of Ukrainian soldiers and the Ukrainian people who support them, but also, not inconsiderably, because of the military support we provided them,” he said. Jack Sullivan.
Several members of Congress from the Republican opposition have defended the end of financial and military aid to Ukraine, considering, among other arguments, that it is a lost cause.
The Russian military offensive on Ukrainian territory, launched on February 24 last year, plunged Europe into what is considered the most serious security crisis since the Second World War (1939-1945).
Ukraine’s Western allies have supplied weapons to Kyiv and approved successive sanctions packages against Russian interests to try to diminish Moscow’s ability to finance the war effort.
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