Thu. May 30th, 2024

Pentagon officials, led by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, said the situation on the battlefield in Ukraine is changing in Russia’s favor.

Austin told a House Armed Services Committee hearing: “I think we’re already starting to see that the situation on the battlefield is starting to turn in Russia’s favor.”

“We see their (Russian armed forces) acquisitions gradually, and we see that Ukrainians face a challenge in being able to hold their positions,” Austin said.

Austin stressed that Kiev urgently needs supplies of ammunition and weapons from the United States.

In the same context, the US Secretary of Defense called on Congress to approve the US administration’s request for additional funds to provide assistance to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan.

The chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Charles Brown, said at a House Armed Services Committee hearing: “I will just tell you that Ukraine is now facing desperate conditions on the battlefield.”

US President Joe Biden called on Congress to approve his request to help Israel and Ukraine, warning that a Russian victory would bring Russia unprecedentedly closer to NATO borders.

Putin announces an increase in Russian arms production and stresses the need for superiority to ensure victory

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