National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan Ready to Give Ukraine Everything – Watch
The Biden administration has made it clear that it is committed to supporting Ukraine in its fight against Russia, no matter how long the war lasts. In a recent interview, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said that the U.S. will provide Ukraine with “everything it needs for as long as it takes.”
“I actually think there is a strong backing for Ukraine in the Congress, not just among Democrats, but among Republicans as well,” Sullivan said. “Therefore, we believe that we can back up the statement that we will give Ukraine everything it needs for as long as it takes.”
Asked by George Stephanopoulos whether he was worried about the support of the American people as the war continues to drag on, Sullivan said opinion polls today show Americans are largely supportive of aid to Ukraine.
“If you look at the Republican Party, there is a small cadre of Republicans who stand up and say, ‘we should stop helping Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression,’” Sullivan told the host.
Sullivan’s comments come as the war in Ukraine has entered its fifth month. Russia has made significant gains in the Donbas region, but Ukrainian forces have continued to resist. The U.S. and its allies have provided Ukraine with billions of dollars in military aid, including weapons, ammunition, and training.
Sullivan said that the U.S. is committed to helping Ukraine achieve victory. “We are not going to allow Russia to win this war,” he said. “We are going to help Ukraine defend itself and ultimately defeat Russia.”
Sullivan’s comments were welcomed by Ukrainian officials. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has repeatedly called on the West to provide more military aid. “We need more weapons to defend our country,” he said. “We need more help from our partners.”
The U.S. has been reluctant to provide Ukraine with certain weapons systems, such as tanks and fighter jets, for fear that they could escalate the conflict. However, Sullivan said that the U.S. is considering providing Ukraine with additional weapons, including long-range artillery.
“We are constantly assessing what additional capabilities Ukraine needs,” he said. “And we are prepared to provide them with those capabilities.”
The U.S.’s commitment to supporting Ukraine is a sign of the administration’s determination to deter Russian aggression. The war in Ukraine is a test of the West’s resolve, and the U.S. is determined to see Ukraine emerge victorious.
Despite some Republicans calling to end Ukraine aid, Jake Sullivan says there is “strong backing for Ukraine in the Congress.”
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