The US Gives Ukraine Unconditional Weapons for Donbas and Crimea - U.S. Charge d'Affaires

Monday, 16 May 2022

US Chargé d'Affaires in Ukraine Kristina Kvien noted that the United States provided military assistance to Ukraine without any conditions regarding Donbas and Crimea.

She said this in an interview with European Pravda.

Kristina Kvien noted that Ukraine has already pushed back the Russian army from Kyiv, Chernihiv, and around Kharkiv, so " it is not illogical to think that Ukraine might be able to push back Russia in other areas which Russia has been able to occupy."

"We specifically haven't discussed Crimea and Donbas in terms of our military support. We do recognize and have always recognized Crimea as Ukraine. Ultimately, it is up to the Ukrainian government and the Ukrainian people to decide what it wants to see as the final resolution," states Kvien.

She added that she had heard rumors that the United States was not giving enough weapons to win and push back the Russians from Donbas or Crimea.

"That is not very true. You have pushed them back. We want Ukraine to be able to push Russia and win the war. And we are doing everything we can to help Ukraine win," the US Chargé d'Affaires added.

You can read the full version of the interview here: "Ukraine Might Join NATO without MAP": U.S. Embassy Interview

As reported, on May 15, US Secretary Antony Blinken expressed confidence that Ukraine would withstand the war that began with a full-scale Russian invasion.

Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg also says that Ukraine can win the war.

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