White House spokesperson Jen Psaki has stated that more than 30 countries have stepped up to meet Ukraine’s urgent needs and have committed more than $5 billion of equipment, including $3.7 billion from the United States, to support Ukraine’s defences.
In addition, the U.S. representative pointed out the arms supplies to Ukraine from Germany, the United Kingdom, and Canada.
“We also wanted to welcome an important announcement by our German allies today to send Ukraine some 50 Cheetah anti-aircraft systems. We would also highlight the British government’s announcement yesterday that it will provide Ukraine with additional anti-aircraft capabilities and Canada’s announcement that it will send Ukraine armoured vehicles. I think you heard some of our national security officials make clear there’s no winning a nuclear war,” the White House spokesperson said.
Yesterday, more than 40 countries around the world agreed on the creation of an international contact group on Ukraine’s defence following the meeting at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany.
“We’re going to extend this forum beyond today,” said U.S. Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin after the defence ministers’ meeting.
He noted that the group would coordinate joint efforts to provide assistance to Ukraine and focus on winning the current fight and the struggles to come.