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Theory of Ukraine's success largely depends on US - American politician Fried

24 February, 2024 Saturday
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Former US Department of State Sanctions Policy Coordinator Daniel Fried believes that Ukraine will be able to win the war with the help and support of its friends in the West

He said this on Espreso TV.

“Ukraine has every right to be concerned about North Korea's and Iran's provision of military supplies to Russia. This morning, on American television, I heard Radek Sikorski, the Polish Foreign Minister, outline a credible scenario for Ukrainian success in this war. This scenario involves the US allocating funds to help the Ukrainian military With these funds, the Ukrainian military would hold back the Russians on land. However, if we provide them with ATACMS missiles, they would be able to strike Russian logistic and other military targets in Crimea and occupied Ukraine, positioning themselves much better militarily, perhaps by the time of the NATO Summit this summer. This is a credible theory of success,” Fried explained.

The politician emphasized that the West's increased assistance to Ukraine would allow the war to end on Ukraine's terms. He emphasized that Western allies should make it clear to Putin that he will not win this war.

“At this point, if the Ukrainians are holding off the Russians on land as it has successfully attacked the Russian Black Sea Fleet through longer-range strikes, you could see time starting to work against Russia. The Russian economy is already under stress. If we can increase that stress and make it clear to Putin that he cannot win his war, then the chances of a more favorable end to this war, more on Ukraine's terms, will rise. That is a credible theory of Ukrainian success that much depends on the United States, but this war can yet be won by Ukraine, helped by its friends in the West,” he added.

  • On February 8, 67 senators voted in favor of the draft law on foreign aid totaling $95 billion. After agreeing on the amendments, the Senate was to vote on the substance of the bill and submit it to the House of Representatives.
  • On the night of February 13, the US Senate ended debate on aid to Ukraine, paving the way for the main vote.
  • On February 13, the US Senate voted in favor of a bill to aid Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. Now the decision is up to the House of Representatives.
  • On February 14, Speaker of the House Mike Johnson said that Republicans have no plans to vote for a bill to help Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, as the United States must take care of its own problems before solving them around the world.
  • On February 16, the US House of Representatives adjourned for recess until the end of February, and did not vote for the bill passed by the Senate to provide aid to Ukraine.
  • On February 19, US President Joe Biden said he is ready to meet with House Speaker Mike Johnson to discuss a bill to help Ukraine.
  • On February 21, US President Joe Biden called the $60 billion aid package for Ukraine "one of the most powerful things against Putin" and called on House Speaker Mike Johnson to put the bill to a vote.
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