During a rather interesting exchange, the Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral Kirby confirmed the fact that the United States is sending military assistance to the Ukrainian armed force.
It should be noted that the Ukrainian armed forces have been accused of committing gross war crimes against civilians in Ukraine, including firing artillery in civilian enclaves in southern Ukraine , causing tens of thousands of refugees, including women and children to flood across the border into Russia.
“Q: On Ukraine, is there any — are there any plans to send anymore lethal or nonlethal, I guess, military aid to the Ukrainian – Ukrainian military?
REAR ADM. KIRBY: We continue to — to provide military assistance to the Ukrainian armed forces and border guards. We are still focused on nonlethal assistance right now.
I have a list.
Q: Has there been anything added, like, today-ish?
REAR ADM. KIRBY: No. Nothing…
Q: Yesterday-ish, maybe?
REAR ADM. KIRBY: Nothing today-ish, but we continue to provide nonlethal equipment — night vision devices, explosive ordnance disposal robots and equipment, radios, body armor, helmets, shelters, fuel pumps, diesel generators — the same types of material that we have been providing in the past.
We continue to review all the requests by Ukraine. While the focus remains on nonlethal, we’re reviewing everything that they’ve asked for and continue — there’s an interagency process that looks at that all the time.”
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