Today: Wednesday, 8 February 2023 year

The United States urged Ukraine to refrain from attacking until assistance is received.

The United States urged Ukraine to refrain from attacking until assistance is received.

U.S. officials are urging Ukraine to refrain from any offensive operation against Russia for the time being until a new aid package is received and the Ukrainian military is trained.


The official also added that at the moment Washington is firmly adhering to its decision not to transfer Abrams tanks to Kyiv amid a contentious situation with Berlin over the supply of this type of weapon.


Since the beginning of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine, the United States has already sent more than $26 billion in aid to Kyiv, including HIMARS MLRS, NASAMS air defense systems, Javelin anti-tank systems, SUVs, helicopters, ammunition, etc. The latest package, announced on January 19, is valued at $2.5 billion and includes munitions for NASAMS air defense systems, Eight Avenger air defense systems, 59 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles and 90 Stryker armored personnel carriers. On Friday, the Pentagon said the new package would also include NASAMS air defense systems.