Russia was significantly weakened during the 11 months of the war, having lost a significant number of people and weapons.
But Russian Federation remains dangerous, so support for Ukraine should not weaken.
This was stated by the coordinator of the National Security Council of the White House, John Kirby, – writes Ukrinform.
“There is no doubt that the Russian army is weaker today than 11 months ago,” the White House representative noted.
The Russians lost a huge number of people and resources, including thousands of missiles and drones that they launched into Ukrainian territory.
But, according to Kirby, the Russian troops, together with their weapons, although outdated, retain the ability to carry out dangerous strikes, from which many Ukrainians die every day.
“Because of this, we are so focused on ensuring that Ukraine can defend itself in the future and be able to fight back and succeed on the battlefield,” the White House representative said.
The United States of America maintains a large military presence in European countries to protect the European security model if Russia decides to go further.
“Undoubtedly, the security environment in Europe has changed because of what Putin has done. So the United States set out to clearly show our NATO allies, especially on the Eastern flank, how seriously we take our obligations under Article 5 (NATO Charter – ed.). And Putin must understand this,” Kirby emphasized.
Support of the United States of Ukraine
The USA is transferring 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine. US President Joe Biden stated this.
Besides Biden assured Ukraine of the strong support of the USA and the EU and told about the plans of the Armed Forces to launch a counteroffensive. He said that the USA worked with partners around the world so that Ukraine would be in a stronger position to defend itself.