The United States believes that Ukraine can win the war against Russia if it is provided with the right weapons and equipment. US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, who is visiting Kiev, made the remarks on Monday. Austin left for Kiev on Sunday with Foreign Minister Anthony Blinken on a historic visit. News Reuters.
Lloyd Austin and Anthony Blinken met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kiev. “The first step in winning is to believe that I will win,” he told reporters after the meeting. We believe we will win, they (Ukraine) will win if they get the right weapons and support. ”
Austin said the United States had the idea that Russia’s military would be disrupted in Ukraine and would refrain from further attacks in the future.
“We want to see Russia become so weak that it can no longer do what it did by invading Ukraine,” Austin said.
For months, Zelensky has been appealing to Western nations for heavy weapons, including cannons and warplanes. He argues that his troops will be able to change the course of the war if they get more weapons. The United States has provided ৮ 3.28 billion in security or military assistance to Ukraine since Biden became president.