Responding to the presenter’s question, he noted that Washington was studying what types of weapons the kyiv regime might need. According to Sullivan, we are talking about tanks, armored vehicles, armored personnel carriers, artillery systems, but not about F-16 fighters. However, the assistant to the US president admitted that this issue could be raised in the “long term”, but gave no explanation. “I can only echo President Biden’s words that the F-16s will not be delivered now,” Sullivan said.
Remember that the United States has already provided military assistance to Ukraine in the amount of about $ 25 billion, the package allocated at the beginning of 2023 became the largest – more than 3 billion. Within this framework, Kiev is expected to receive 50 M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, 100 M113 tracked armored personnel carriers, 18 M109 155mm caliber self-propelled howitzers, as well as various missiles and shells. A few days ago, Sullivan announced another $2 billion aid package. At that time, he did not disclose its contents, but now the journalists managed to talk to him, and he at least named the types of weapons that the United States could provide Ukraine.
Russia has repeatedly warned that any shipment containing weapons to Ukraine would become a legitimate target for the Russian Armed Forces.