Former Ambassador America At NATO, Doug Lute said that the latest US military aid package to Ukraine “could make a real difference” on the ground in the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
In an interview on ABC on April 24, host Martha Raddatz asked Ambassador Lute about the government President Joe Biden sending $800 million in military aid to Ukraine.
Ambassador Lute identified the US aid package to Ukraine as a factor that made a real difference. He said that the aid package will narrow the gap in quantity between the two sides.
“That can make a real difference because it starts to close the numerical gap between Ukrainians and Russians. In fact, some current estimates are that the Ukrainians have as many tanks in the field as the Russians,” Lute said.
He pointed out, in fact, that a lot of the tanks that Ukraine got were left behind by Russia. Thus, numerical imbalances such as tanks and artillery… are starting to favor the Ukrainians.
Last week, President Biden announced that the United States would send another $800 million military aid package to Ukrainian forces fighting in the Donbass region, eastern Ukraine.
Commenting on the war in Ukraine, Mr. Lute said, Russia is looking for more opportunities to capture other cities and regions in Ukraine after abandoning efforts in Kiev last month.