It’s nothing like that.
#ObamaBiden denied all military aid to #Poroshenko fearing that lethal aid would provoke Moscow.
wsj.com/articles/ukrai… #FlamingHypocrites #DNC
Ironically, Joe did none of that, but #tRump has, without starting any new futile wars.
“...our military in the #Donbas faces an enemy that enjoys considerable superiority in many aspects of modern warfare, starting from the use of drones, to radio-electronic jamming systems.”
“made possible by Ukraine’s continued progress on adoption of key defense institutional reforms to align Ukraine’s national security architecture with Euro-Atlantic principles”
After more than five years of constant combat, Ukrainian troops remain engaged in a static, trench warfare conflict.
Today, the war is mostly fought using indirect fire weapons like artillery, rockets, & mortars.
Snipers also engage targets across no man’s land, where the two sides are so close they can shout insults to one another.
Ukraine recently announced the development of a new arsenal of intermediate-range missiles capable of striking deep into Russia from launch sites within Ukrainian territory.
#Ukraine suspended military sales to Russia in 2014 in wake of the Kremlin’s invasion & seizure of #Crimea.
Ukraine’s boosted defense trade with #China supplanted its lost defense business with Russia.
Ukraine’s weapons sales abroad do “not affect the rearmament of the Ukrainian army in any way.”
Rather, profit from arms sales helps Ukraine fund purchases of military hardware it cannot build at home.
#Obama never approved the move, due to fears of escalating the conflict by sparking a tit-for-tat arms race with Russia.
Days later, the Trump administration green-lighted a #Javelin weapons package for Ukraine reportedly worth $47 million, comprising 210 anti-tank missiles & 37 launchers.
“Everybody knows the Javelins are not going to be engaged in combat in #Donbas & that this was rather a symbolic, political move from D.C."
Hundreds of million$ in U.S. military aid helps Ukraine sell their weaponry to China!
#Trump continually gives military aid to Ukraine to buy U.S. weapons, including #Javelins not used in #Donbas conflict.