Ukraine and Global Stamina Competition
The New York Times: “US officials, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the strategy, have called on the Ukrainians to unify their forces. But Ukrainian leaders want to go further and recruit enough personnel to launch a counter-attack to retake the region, a goal that American officials theoretically support even though they are skeptical of the Ukrainians’ ability to remove the Russians. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told Group of 7 leaders last week that he wanted to end the war by the end of the year. But there are serious doubts in Washington about whether it is possible militarily.
“The Biden administration does not want to see Mr Zelensky pressured to negotiate a deal with the Kremlin at the risk of rewarding armed aggression, but officials and analysts say it will be difficult to maintain the same level of material support as the war grows.” On both shores of the Atlantic. The military aid passed by Congress is expected to last until the second quarter of next year, according to some estimates, but the question is how long the current supply of weapons and ammunition can last without undermining U.S. military readiness.
“American officials have encouraged other countries to supply the remaining stockpiles of Soviet-made weapons that Ukrainians are more familiar with – an item on the agenda of Mr Biden’s visit to the Middle East next week, when he is scheduled to meet with Arab leaders. States that were once clients of Moscow. “
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