This weekend, the Armed Forces of Ukraine showed defiance – rejected to agree with Russian demand for the Ukrainian capital Kyiv’s forces to lay down the arms in the besieged city of Mariupol – simultaneously that the United States President and his allies and partners experienced a new challenge in determining that to what extent American can step in weaponizing Ukraine, as Moscow signals that it might respond more violently to avoid the weapon supplies from the United States and Western military alliance.
Last week, Moscow formally sent a demarche to the U.S. State Department cautioning about unpredictable outcomes if US and NATO continued arming the embattled country, according to the two American officials.
The protest note was sent as the United States was ready to proclaim that it would send $800M more in security assistance to Ukrainian forces. Instead, America is providing Ukraine with more sophisticated and advanced weapons for the first time, including eighteen 155mm Howitzers, eleven Mi-17 helicopters, and Switchblade 300 drones.
“We need more.”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr @ZelenskyyUa reacts to $800 million in new US security aid in an exclusive interview with CNN’s @jaketapper in Kyiv. “Enough isn’t possible.” #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/JNTX8lKqI2
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) April 17, 2022
Zelenskyy Says Ukraine Need More Help
According to media reports, there’re new concerns about how swiftly Zelenskyy’s forces could run out of ammo as heavier conflict escalates in the Donbass region, a historical, cultural, and economic region in the southeastern part of the country, where Moscow is making efforts to surround and detach Ukrainian military in their hunt to control that part of the country.
Furthermore, as Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the President of Ukraine, tries to persuade his allies to provide his country with greater support in this coming phase, he is arguing that European countries must view that brutality as a grave pivot point in limiting and stopping the uncontrolled desires of Vladimir Putin and demonstrating the commitment of European leaders to defending democracy against voracious autocratic leadership.
During a wide-ranging interview with US journalist Jake Tapper, the Ukrainian leader cautioned that the war ahead in the south-eastern Ukrainian region of Donbass can influence the path of the entire conflict and stated that Ukraine has the aim of surrendering the territory in Ukraine’s East.
Additionally, he said in an interview that if Moscow is able to seize Donbass, he alerted, it’s wholly likely that the Russian President could renew his attempt to capture the Capital. And when asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper whether he was happy with Biden’s declaration of additional 800M dollars in military supplies to strengthen Ukrainian defense in the Donbass region, Mr. Zelenskyy answered ‘yes, of course; we need more security help.’