US and Russia Engaged in Proxy War disburses $100 billion in aid and weapons to Ukraine

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US and Russia Engaged in Proxy War disburses $100 billion

  • news by AUN News correspondent
  • Monday, January 02, 2023
  • AUN News – ISSN: 2949-8090

Summary:

  • Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, was reportedly mockingly referred to by a US senator as “William Churchill in a t-shirt.

  • The 44-year-old Zelensky made a plea for more advanced armaments, security help, and economic aid in his speech on December 21. The New York Times reported last month that, assuming Congress approves the budget measure, which it did, the US would have provided Ukraine with a whopping $100 billion in help since the Russian invasion in February.

  • “The massive supply of weapons from the United States to Ukraine can be seen as an extension of the U.S.-led NATO strategy toward Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union — encirclement and conflict with Russia instead of trying to find accurate geopolitical solutions for Europe as a whole.

  • Currently, the US is working to increase the military-industrial complex’s profits while increasing the possibility that the war in Ukraine will continue to deteriorate.

  • He pointed out that the declarations of triumph in Ukraine are impassioned manifestations of craziness in Washington and Moscow.

Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, was reportedly mockingly referred to by a US senator as “William Churchill in a t-shirt.”

And he attempted to recreate that feeling when he spoke to the US Congress last month, in front of around 100 Senators and 435 Congressmen.

Zelensky chose to wear green military fatigues and a matching hoodie instead of the majority of Senators and congressmen dressed in business suits for the formal event.

Additionally, he followed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s 1941 speech to Congress during World War II as the second head of state to address the US Congress during a time of war.

The 44-year-old Zelensky made a plea for more advanced armaments, security help, and economic aid in his speech on December 21.

The New York Times reported last month that, assuming Congress approves the budget measure, which it did, the US would have provided Ukraine with a whopping $100 billion in help since the Russian invasion in February. This cash will be spread across four emergency spending packages.

Zelensky informed the senators and congressmen, “We have artillery, yeah, thank you. But is it sufficient? Are you serious?

Ukraine has asked for even more cutting-edge weapons, including M1A2 Abrams battle tanks and F-16 fighter jets, despite the US supplying a mind-boggling assortment of armaments, including 1,400 Stinger missiles, GPS-guided Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM), and the Patriot missile system.

However, the US is reserving both due to security concerns.

The State Department reports that more than 40 US allies have given arms, diplomatic backing, or economic assistance to Ukraine in its gruelling conflict with Russia, one of the world’s main nuclear powers.

According to Norman Solomon, Executive Director of the Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA) in Washington, While the United States has refused to engage in genuine diplomacy to stop the war or seek a sustainable end to it, the Russian government is solely to blame for its terrible actions to invade Ukraine and to continue with fighting there.

He noted that the massive, ongoing supply of guns from the US to Ukraine represents many billions of dollars in earnings for US-based arms manufacturers.

And according to Solomon, author of “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death,” those supplies of weaponry show Washington’s desire to intensify the conflict rather than look for methods to minimise and put an end to it.

“The massive supply of weapons from the United States to Ukraine can be seen as an extension of the U.S.-led NATO strategy toward Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union — encirclement and conflict with Russia instead of trying to find accurate geopolitical solutions for Europe as a whole.

He claimed that the United States departures from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty and the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty in 2002 and 2019 were irresponsible preparations for conflict between the world’s two nuclear superpowers that may result in omnicide.

Currently, the US is working to increase the military-industrial complex’s profits while increasing the possibility that the war in Ukraine will continue to deteriorate. He pointed out that the declarations of triumph in Ukraine are impassioned manifestations of craziness in Washington and Moscow.

He said, “The U.S. government policy is to enrich U.S. military contractors further and extend a war that is already a horrific reality. Instead of pursuing avenues for dialogue that could end the awful suffering in Ukraine.

Last month, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken assured reporters that the US would continue collaborating closely with more than 40 friends and partners supporting the Ukrainian people as they bravely defend their freedom and independence.

For as long as necessary, he promised, “We will continue to back Ukraine so that it can continue to defend itself and be in the best possible position at the bargaining table when the time comes.

The State Department offered a partial breakdown of US armaments supplied to Ukraine in a “Fact Sheet” published in July of last year, which includes:

6,500 Javelin anti-armour systems and about 1,400 Stinger anti-aircraft weapons.

Other anti-armour systems number over 20,000.

Switchblade Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems, over 700.

up to 411,000 155mm artillery rounds and 126 155mm Howitzers.

72,000 rounds of 105mm artillery.

156mm Howitzers will be towed by 126 tactical vehicles.

22 tactical vehicles for equipment recovery

ammo for 16 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems.

Four cars for the Command Post.

Two advanced surface-to-air missiles from the United States (NASAMS).

20 helicopters Mi-17

counter-battery technologies.

Numerous armoured, multipurpose wheel vehicles with high mobility.

200 Armored Personnel Carriers in M113 armour.

More than 10,000 small guns and grenade launchers.

More than 59,000,000 rounds of ammo for small arms.

75,000 helmets and sets of body armour.

Seven hundred Phoenix Ghost tactical unmanned aerial systems.

Additionally, laser-guided rocket systems.

Additionally, the US continues collaborating with its allies and partners to give Ukraine more self-defence tools.

The Russian Federation’s military and paramilitary services are mostly armed with domestically produced weaponry, according to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). However, since 2010, Russia has imported small military equipment from several nations, including the Czech Republic, France, Israel, Italy, Turkey, and Ukraine.

A whole spectrum of cutting-edge air, land, missile, and naval systems can also be designed, developed, and manufactured by the Russian defence industry. Russia is the second-largest exporter of military weapons as of 2021.

Around 850,000 people are currently serving in the Russian armed forces, including 300,000 ground troops, 40,000 airborne troops, 150,000 sailors, 160,000 astronauts, 70,000 strategic rocket forces, about 20,000 special operations forces, about 100,000 other uniformed personnel (command and control, cyber, support, logistics, security, etc.), and an estimated 200–250,000 members of the Federal National Guard.

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