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White House freezes $100 million Ukraine military package that includes lethal weapons | Politica - June 18, 2021 |

After abandoning Afghanistan, Zelensky seeks security guarantee from President Biden starting the whole anti-Russia rhetoric and a start of warmongering ... the Russian troops have been on the border for training exercises for young recruits for nearly a year.

Ukraine president seeks Biden support against Russia after Afghan war | France24 - Sept. 1, 2021 |

Ukraine's leader will ask President Joe Biden for firm US support on military modernization, worried about rising Russian pressure days after the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.

President Volodymyr Zelensky was invited to Washington after Biden disappointed Ukraine by waiving most sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline being built from Russia to Germany, saying it was too late to stop the project that Eastern European nations fear will erode their leverage against Moscow.

Zelensky visited the Pentagon on Tuesday hours after the last US troops left Afghanistan as America's longest-ever war ended with the nearly 20-year-old US-backed government crumbling to the Taliban.

Russian officials have pointed to Afghanistan as a lesson for Ukraine, which has relied on the West in a seven-year war against Moscow-linked separatists, but Biden has insisted that he withdrew to end a costly distraction from a larger US challenge of facing an assertive China and Russia.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Jan 30th, 2022 at 10:11:48 PM EST
Send troops to Black Sea and weapons to Ukraine, key Republicans tell Biden | Defense News - Nov. 5, 2021 |

Republican Reps. Mike Rogers and Mike Turner are urging U.S. President Joe Biden to further arm Ukraine and "deploy a U.S. military presence in the Black Sea" to warn off a renewed invasion threat from Russian forces.

"With the recent massing of Russian forces on the Ukrainian border, we urge your administration to take immediate and swift action to provide support to Ukraine in the form of intelligence and weapons," Rogers, of Alabama, and Turner, of Ohio, said Friday in a letter to Biden, which was obtained by Defense News.

Rogers and Turner are the ranking members of, respectively, the House Armed Services Committee and Strategic Forces Subcommittee.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Jan 30th, 2022 at 10:12:56 PM EST
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