Ukrainian forces ready for Russian summer offensive – Sullivan

Ukraine's 3rd separate assault brigade soldier
Ukraine's 3rd separate assault brigade soldier

Kyiv is poised to initiate a new counteroffensive in 2025, bolstered by over $60 billion in military aid from the United States, aimed at thwarting Russia’s further territorial advancements, U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said, as reported by the Financial Times on May 4.

Despite the recently approved funding, Sullivan still anticipates “Russian advances in the coming period” on the battlefield.

“You can’t instantly flip the switch,” he said at the FT Weekend Festival in Washington on May 4.

Ukraine intends 'to move forward to recapture the territory that the Russians have taken from them,' but this plan hinges on additional funding from Congress and approval from the White House.

These remarks represent the White House's most explicit statement on how it perceives the war evolving if President Joe Biden is re-elected in November, as reported by the FT.

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On April 20, the U.S. House of Representatives, the lower chamber of Congress, passed a bill allocating over $60 billion in support for Ukraine. Following approval from the Senate, President Joe Biden signed the bill into law on April 24.

Shortly thereafter, the Pentagon announced a new $1 billion U.S. military aid package for Ukraine, comprising artillery rounds, air defense munitions, anti-tank missiles, and armored vehicles.

On April 26, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced the allocation of $6 billion for the procurement of military aid to Ukraine from U.S. defense contractors.

On April 29, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stated that Ukraine 'has been receiving security assistance' from the new package.

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