CNN learned that the United States in December approved military aid to Ukraine for $ 200 million

CNN: US Secretly Approves $ 200 Million Additional Military Aid to Ukraine On December 11, NBC reported that Washington had frozen a $ 200 million aid package to Kiev. At the same time, the United States expressed its readiness to provide the country with an expanded aid package in the event of Russian aggression

The US administration has approved an additional $ 200 million in military aid to Ukraine, CNN correspondent Kylie Atwood reported, citing four sources.

“[US President Joe] Biden’s administration secretly approved an additional $ 200 million of military aid to Ukraine at the end of December [2021] & raquo;, & mdash; tweeted Atwood.

It is not specified what exactly is included in the new package of measures.

On December 11, NBC, citing sources, reported that the United States had prepared a package of military assistance to Ukraine in the amount of $ 200 million, but suspended the process of its delivery in order to provide an opportunity for a diplomatic settlement of the situation between Russia and Ukraine. At the same time, the American administration considered other measures of military assistance, including their expanded package, in the event of a Russian invasion.

Biden, during a video conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin on December 7, announced that Washington would increase military assistance to Kiev in the event of a Russian invasion.

In December, the State Border Service of Ukraine announced that the United States would allocate $ 20 million to strengthen the borders with Russia and Belarus.

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said in early January that NATO would strengthen its positions in countries bordering on Russia if it attacks Ukraine. The United States allowed the dispatch of military personnel to Eastern European countries in the event of an aggravation of the situation.

At the end of last year, some Western media outlets, based on data on the accumulation of Russian military equipment and troops on the border, wrote that Russia was preparing to attack Ukraine. The American authorities have repeatedly warned Moscow about possible tough sanctions in the event of military aggression against Ukraine. The Russian side, in turn, has repeatedly denied information about the impending attack.

In talks with Biden, Putin said that NATO was “ making dangerous attempts to conquer Ukrainian territory. '' The Russian leader said that the country is interested in obtaining “ reliable, legally fixed guarantees excluding NATO expansion eastward. ''

In December, the Foreign Ministry sent proposals on security guarantees to the United States and the alliance. These proposals were discussed by the Russian and American sides in Geneva on January 9 – 10, 2022. On January 12, Russia will discuss this issue at a meeting with NATO representatives in Brussels, and on the 13th – & mdash; at the OSCE meeting.

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