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U.S. likely not interested in providing Ukraine with counteroffensive assistance — military expert Stupak

8 April, 2024 Monday
10:50

Military expert Ivan Stupak believes that this year Ukraine is unlikely to receive assistance from the United States for counteroffensive of the Ukrainian Armed Forces

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He shared his opinions with Espreso TV.

"I am inclined to believe that if the US votes to help Ukraine, it will be limited. They can provide assistance not for counteroffensive actions, but for stabilizing the front. That is, leveling the front line, weakening the occupying Russian army, and then entering into negotiations with Russia. I think that the United States will not help us with a counteroffensive operation. At least not this year," Stupak said.

According to the expert, Ukraine may be forced to make territorial concessions.

"If the US president changes this year, the situation may change. Trump is very fond of big deals. Therefore, Ukraine may be faced with a choice. Either you agree to territorial concessions or continue to fight with Russia without the West's help," he added.

  • On March 31, U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson promised to put the issue of aid to Ukraine to a vote after the Easter recess.
  • On April 7, the Washington Post reported that former President Donald Trump has privately shared his vision of a peaceful end to Russia's war in Ukraine, according to which Ukraine would have to cede some territory.
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