US President Joe Biden said he made a “very difficult decision” by delivering cluster munitions to Ukraine, justifying this by saying that Ukraine is “out of ammunition”.
The United States will provide cluster munitions to Ukraine, the White House said on Friday, crossing a significant threshold in the type of armaments offered to Kiev to defend itself against Russia.
“It’s a tough decision. We put it off” for a while, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters, adding that it was “the right thing to do.” “.
A decision in consultation with the allies
He claimed President Joe Biden made the decision in consultation with allies and after a “unanimous recommendation” from his administration. “It was a very difficult decision for me,” President Biden then said in an interview with CNN on Friday, adding that he had discussed it beforehand with allied countries and the United States Congress. “The Ukrainians are out of ammunition,” he said.
The official also assured that the Ukrainians had provided “written” guarantees on the use they would make of these weapons to minimize “the risks posed to civilians”.
Jake Sullivan has also indicated that Ukraine will not “join (would) not join NATO” at the end of the Vilnius summit, scheduled for next week, even if this question will be raised during the event.
kyiv “still has many steps to take before it can become a member” of the Atlantic Alliance, he said.
Source: BFM TV