The head of Ukraine’s military intelligence service says that the country doesn’t have “sufficient military resources” to repel a full-scale attack by Russia without the help of the West.
Gen. Kyrylo Budanov said in a New York Times piece that “unfortunately, Ukraine needs to be objective at this stage. There are not sufficient military resources for repelling a full-scale attack by Russia if it begins without the support of Western forces.”
Budanov noted that his country’s military would easily become incapacitated given Russia’s firepower.
Meanwhile, President Biden told reporters recently that the United States is not considering sending troops to Ukraine amid rising tensions at its border with Russia.
“That is not on the table,” Biden told reporters at the White House. “We have a moral obligation and a legal obligation to our NATO allies if they were to attack under Article 5, it’s a sacred obligation. That obligation does not extend to … Ukraine.”
Edited by Jesus Chan
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