The Biden White House froze $100 million in military aid to Ukraine as Joe Biden prepared to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva.
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According to Politico, the Biden Admin ‘temporarily’ halted a military aid package to Ukraine that would include lethal weapons such as short-range air defense systems, small arms and anti-tank weapons as Russia amassed troops on the border.
The Biden White House has temporarily halted a military aid package to Ukraine that would include lethal weapons, a plan originally made in response to aggressive Russian troop movements along Ukraine’s border this spring.
The aid package would be worth up to $100 million, according to four people familiar with internal deliberations.
The National Security Council directed officials to put the package together, as Washington grew increasingly concerned over a massive Russian military buildup near the border with Ukraine and in the Crimean Peninsula, according to three of the people, who like the others asked not to be named in order to speak candidly about internal discussions. Officials at the State Department and Pentagon worked to assemble the proposal.
But officials on the National Security Council ended up putting the proposal on hold after Russia announced it would draw down troops stationed near Ukraine and in the lead-up to President Joe Biden’s high-stakes summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Update: The Biden White House released a statement denying the freeze on military aid for Ukraine, calling Politico’s report “nonsense.”