US State Department spokesman calls on world to intensify military aid to Ukraine
America would like to see an intensification of efforts among the world community to supply Ukraine with the necessary defense aid
The representative of the US State Department, Ned Price, said this during a video briefing.
“We would like countries all over the world to step up, and in some cases continue to actively provide Ukrainian partners with what they need,” he said.
In some cases, it is about replenishing the Ukrainian army with weapons that the Ukrainians already have in their arsenal. And in some cases, it is worth talking about the prospects of providing Ukrainian forces with new types of weapons, Price emphasized.
The representative of the US State Department also noted that Washington does not indicate to allies and partners what exactly needs to be provided to Ukraine.
“This is a sovereign decision of each sovereign state,” he added.
During the 8th meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group in Ramstein on January 20, the provision of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine wasn't agreed upon.
It also became known that according to the results of the latest negotiations, Ukraine expects to receive about 100 Leopard tanks from 12 countries.
On January 24, it became known that US President Joe Biden is ready to send Abrams tanks to Ukraine to encourage Germany to hand over the Leopards.
On the same day, the Spiegel publication reported on Germany's decision to approve the provision of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. It is expected that Chancellor Olaf Scholz may announce the provision of tanks to Ukraine on January 25 during a speech in the Bundeswehr, scheduled for 14:00 Kyiv time. At the same time, he can announce that Germany allows the re-export of Leopard 2 from other European countries.