The Pentagon has a massive infusion of military aid for Ukraine “ready to go,” U.S. officials said, once a long-delayed funding measure, which is expected to pass the House this weekend, clears the Senate next week and President Biden signs it into law.

The Defense Department, which has warned that Ukraine would steadily cede more ground to Russian forces and face staggering casualties without urgent action on Capitol Hill, began assembling the assistance package well before the coming votes in a bid to speed the process, these people said.

One official, who like some others spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the Biden administration’s planning, said that once the $95 billion foreign aid bill is finalized, it would take less than a week for some of the weapons to reach the battlefield, depending on where they are stored. The legislation includes about $60 billion for Ukraine, with most of the remainder slated for Israel and U.S. partners in Asia.

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      • capem
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        3 months ago

        Looks like Ukrainians are cannon fodder for the West. Lol.

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          3 months ago

          They’re literally getting invaded by Russia in a defensive war for the very existence of their country. That’s not “for the west”.

          Regardless, whether you look at it as a moral duty to the Ukrainian people, or as a self interested opportunity to protect Europe and weaken Russia, funding Ukraine is an efficient investment.

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            3 months ago

            They would’ve surrendered by now if not for the belief they could win with western equipment.

            Did you think they were going to take back Crimea? At what point do you acknowledge you may be a victim of propaganda?

            Answer: never. Propaganda is only the tool of the enemy, always. Lol.

            funding Ukraine is an efficient investment.

            That’s not “for the west”.

            Funding Ukraine is an efficient investment for the west…

            Might wanna brush up on your reading comprehension.

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              3 months ago

              you may be a victim of propaganda

              He says, predicting the outcome of a frozen, attritional war with total certainty

              If the Ukrainians didn’t think they had a chance they could win, they wouldn’t be bothering to fight

              Yes, funding Ukraine is an efficient investment for the west, but that doesn’t mean that the Ukrainians fighting are doing so for the benefit of the west rather than themselves.

              Propaganda is only the tool of the enemy, always

              Well that’s just not true - in fact the vast majority of propaganda is focused on their own sides lol

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          I’m not sure why you think that’s funny.

          Is that the sort of thing that makes you laugh? People dying?