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US aid to Ukraine offers relief, but battlefield shift still looms - Bloomberg

22 April, 2024 Monday
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The recent approval of over $60 billion in US aid brings hope to Ukraine's military, though challenges persist as it faces a critical shortage of resources amidst the ongoing war

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Following a six-month delay in Congress, the aid package promises crucial support to Ukraine's beleaguered forces, aiding in defense efforts and potentially stemming further losses.

Mykola Bielieskov, from the National Institute for Strategic Studies in Kyiv, views the aid as a vital reprieve, yet stresses the need for ongoing assistance to counter Russian aggression.

“The question is whether there will be aid and in what volume in 2025 and beyond — as Putin’s strategy is to wait it out,” he said.

President Zelenskyy sees the legislation as pivotal, providing an opportunity to regain initiative in the conflict.

“We did lose the initiative,” Zelenskyy told NBC on Sunday. “Now we have all the chance to stabilize the situation and to overtake the initiative.”

The aid package, poised for approval this week, aims to swiftly bolster Ukraine's defense capabilities, with logistical preparations already underway, according to Ukrainian Ambassador Oksana Markarova.

“The Pentagon and our Defense Ministry didn’t stop working daily together at finding weapons, identifying them and such packages are being prepared,” Markarova told Ukrainian television.

While the aid offers hope, analysts caution that its impact on the front line may take weeks to materialize, potentially leaving Ukraine vulnerable to further Russian aggression.

Kremlin forces continue to exert pressure, targeting strategic locations and exploiting Ukraine's weakened position.

Despite the challenges, Zelenskyy emphasizes the urgency of action, underscoring the importance of swift delivery to counter ongoing threats.

As Ukraine awaits assistance, the stakes remain high, with every passing day holding significance in the war’s trajectory.
 

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