Russia says new US aid will not alter battlefield dynamics in Ukraine

April 22, 2024 by No Comments

The new package of military aid from the United States will not change the situation at the front lines, where Russia has the upper hand, the Kremlin said on Monday. The House of Representatives approved over $60 billion in new aid for Ukraine on Saturday which has been held up in Congress for months, causing Kyiv’s forces to run low on ammunition. “The Russian armed forces are improving their positions at the front… The money allocated and the weapons that will be supplied will not change this dynamic,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. “They will lead to new victims on the Ukrainian side. More Ukrainians will die, Ukraine will suffer greater losses.” On Sunday, Zelenskyy urged Washington to quickly turn the bill into law and proceed with the actual transfer of weapons, saying long-range arms and air defense systems were top priorities. “I think this support will really strengthen the armed forces of Ukraine and we will have a chance for victory,” Zelenskyy said. Peskov also said that “the U.S. defense industry will be the real beneficiary of the package.” “We also recognize that most of this money will remain in the United States. The United States will become richer and will receive additional dividends by providing assistance to Ukraine. For (President Vladimir) Putin, this was expected,” Peskov said.